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 wellbeing. The study found the more natural-looking wooden surfaces workers could see from their workstation, the higher their workplace satisfaction and wellbeing.
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
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