USING THE GREAT OUTDOORS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY AND RETENTION
With warmer weather arriving, it’s only natural to want to spend more time outside. Offering options for outdoor workspaces delivers a range of upside for employers and employees – improved productivity and focus, enhanced creativity, better health and wellbeing, and a strong incentive to return to the office.
The positive impact of spending time in nature is well documented, supporting increased focus, improved creative thinking and problem-solving, and increased happiness. In addition to the individual benefits, employers also directly benefit from improved productivity, creativity, and focus as well as increased engagement and retention.
Outdoor workspaces can easily accommodate individuals and groups performing focused or collaborative work with multi-functional furnishings and supporting amenities. Consider a combination of casual and traditional outdoor furniture that’s easy to reconfigure to maximize space utilization. Encourage collaboration by installing equipment to facilitate content-sharing – like monitors suitable for outdoor use.
Grace Air builds upon the fresh and open style of the classic Grace collection, while adding a lavish new seating option.
Timber Fire Table
The Timber fire tables bring a touch of nature to any outdoor environment. Timber is available in a variety of authentic colors to coordinate with unique color themes.
Commercial real estate clients increase the potential for expanded outdoor workspace square footage – but don’t forget local public municipalities. Local government parks and green spaces offer additional opportunities for the integration of worker-friendly spaces within close proximity of the office.
The Terramare Collection is characterized by its attractive shapes and large dimensions allowing for a cozy and personal setting both indoors and out.
The Dock Collection consists of easy to assemble aluminum frames and modular cushions that allow you to elegantly personalize any setting.
Make outdoor workspaces feel like an extension of indoor environments. Outdoor spaces that are visible from the inside are more likely to be used and feel like a natural extension of the workspace.
Keep employees and equipment protected and comfortable, no matter the weather. Weather is a key consideration in outdoor spaces. Consider elements to protect employees and equipment from sun and rain. Misters and outdoor fans help cool outdoor workspaces while firepits and outdoor heaters keep workers warm and extend seasonal use.
Keep employees connected and charged with Wi-Fi hotspots and access to power and data. Workers are connected to technology 24×7 – help them stay connected with devices that provide connections to power, data, and Wi-Fi.
Make the space memorable and inspirational. Biophilia and artwork complement an environment inside and out. Consider defining outdoor spaces with natural plants and trees. Rotating artwork and sculpture displays create sources of inspiration, and integrated water elements offer calming elements for focused work.
Inspired by natural and botanical shapes, Echo creates a sophisticated contrast between its organic shapes in the latticework of the seat and back, and the straight borders that frame this lattice.
This collection features the supreme comfort of UltraCore™ cushion seating. The light and fresh visual style lends itself to a wide variety of design aesthetics.
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