Wood is the key to increasing workplace productivity according to a new research report. Workplaces, Wellness and Wood, prepared for Forest & Wood Products Australia by strategic research firm Pollinate and the University of Canberra, provides fresh evidence supporting for biophilia – the principle that exposure to nature increases human well-being. The study found the more natural-looking wooden surfaces workers could see from their workstation, the higher their workplace satisfaction and wellbeing.

Listen to the WoodChat podcast about this research – Wood & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Or download and read the Workplaces, Wellness and Wood report.

For more information:

The Benefits of Wood at Work – Wood Solutions

Wood a key plank in business case for bringing nature into the office – Forest & Wood Products Australia

Photo: Interior of the new Novartis Pharmaceuticals head office building in Sydney. Image: Tyrone Branigan