Outside spaces provide fresh, clean air and opportunities to socialise in safe open areas. Creating the right environment for employees can promote a healthier, happier workforce, encouraging employees to socialise and return to the workplace.
Enhance your outside space
As experts in outdoor and grounds maintenance, we can transform your soft and hard standing surfaces into multi-use spaces that are attractive, welcoming and flexible.
For many of us, the recent lockdown has highlighted the importance of taking care of our mental health: many have been struggling due to the impact of social distancing and working from home in isolation and we all have a part to play in creating a workplace culture that encourages good mental health practices.
Outside spaces provide fresh clean air and opportunities to socialise in safe open areas. Creating the right environment for employees can promote a healthier, happier workforce, encouraging employees to socialise and return to the workplace.
OUTCO can assist in the development of these spaces by installing bird boxes and benches whilst maintaining green and flowered areas such as beds and hanging baskets.
57% of indoor workers spend less than half hour outside during the work day.
How OUTCO can assist with your external spaces
Five key reason outdoor space is crucial in todays workplace
Many studies show that our moods take a positive shift when we spend time outside. Research also suggests that spending time in nature can also reduce the risk of depression and anxiety and may even help improve symptoms.
Spending more time outside could help naturally reduce pain. A 2012 study found that students who were asked to spend time forest bathing had lower levels of inflammation than their peers who spent time in the city.
“Nature is fuel for the soul,” said Richard Ryan, lead author and a professor at the University of Rochester, revealing from studies that being in nature makes people feel more alive. “Often when we feel depleted, we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energised is to connect with nature.”
Studies have also found that spending time in a natural environment can help improve memory functions. Research from the University of Michigan found that walking in a park or even viewing pictures of nature helped improve both memory and attention span.
Spending time outside has been shown to lower stress levels and has similar effects on your brain and body as meditating. Being in a natural setting is shown to lower heart rate and blood pressure.
Plants bring life and vibrancy into any environment, they can transform even the most mediocre space into something unique and beautiful. Whether its free standing plants, or cabinet top plants to large flower walls and displays OUTCO are here to help.
As companies re-open their offices and begin to welcome more staff back into the workplace, we’re pleased that business leaders are recognising the benefits of better utilising their outdoor and green spaces. How prepared are you for the office of the future?