4 benefits of open air office
Working outdoors can not only reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among a company’s professionals, but breathing fresh air outdoors can also reduce our stress, blood pressure and heart rate, levels that help us to self-regulate and feel more relaxed and aware.
Many companies set up working environments in open spaces such as terraces or roof terraces where their employees can work properly, weather permitting. Open spaces significantly increase the quality, both personally and professionally, of the workers, because:
Listening to the sounds of the outdoors, feeling the sunlight or breathing fresh air are some of the factors that can help us to reduce the feeling of stress in our daily lives. Moreover, if we add to this a furniture composition totally connected with nature and the outdoor space, with resistant materials specially designed for offices, the working environment is, without a doubt, considerably improved.
They encourage teamwork
Good work teams are often formed in moments of leisure or entertainment. This is why many professionals spend their free time in the company of their colleagues: over coffee, on a walk home or discussing how the weekend has gone, for example. This type of socialising is particularly encouraged in open spaces and areas, where a sense of calm, repose and tranquility is conveyed.
They help to rest your eyes
When our eyes spend long periods of time in front of a screen, they can become tired and, in the long term, damaged. However, if we take breaks or work in an outdoor space, our eyes can rest and take a break from the computer or any other electronic device.
Improve creative capacity
When we break with the status quo, we are capable of empowering and devising ingenious and alternative proposals. If we get used to arriving early at the office, sitting at the same table and having coffee at the same time, we are turnin very generic and repetitive habits into something common. This can lead to stagnation in our thinking and creativity. Instead, if we change the way we work or the setting in which we meet, we can boost our imagination.