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Using Nature to Solve the Top Complaint in the Open Office

This article was contributed by Evan Benway & Jonathan Chen from Plantronics. When presented with the opportunity to spend their day indoors or in nature, most individuals would choose the latter. We know that our fundamental attraction to nature is defined by the positive impact nature has on our personal wellbeing, happiness, and restoration. This innate tendency is known as biophilia, literally “love of life,” which helps explain why humans have a profoundly positive response to natural light and interior designs inspired by nature. Yet how much of our lives do we actually spend in nature? According to research from the US Environmental Protection Agency, we now spend 87% of our lives indoors. And another 6% in the car. That leaves just 7% spent outdoors. We dream of a restorative natural environment, yet we spend our lives at home, in vehicles, and working in offices. The built environment has become our habitat. We ought to […]

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