Escape the confines of your cubicle this summer by taking your work outside. Business Optimizer considers how to power up for the outdoors and the practicalities of working al fresco.
Being outside has been shown to have many benefits on our health and wellbeing. It also has positive effects in terms of boosting creativity and productivity.
Little wonder then that some of the world’s most ambitious companies are embracing a biophilic approach to building design and creating spaces where employees can reconnect with nature.
Most of us, however, aren’t lucky to work for a company that has invested millions in shiny new campuses full of biospheres, treehouses or lush roof gardens. So, what can we do instead to take our work outside and gain the benefits of reconnecting with nature and the great outdoors?
Make the most of technology to take your work outside
Luckily, advances in technology and connectivity and the continuing move towards working from home and flexible working make finding opportunities to work outside in nature much easier for many of us.
If your company allows such flexible working practices, it is easy to find ways to work outside or in nature with a little bit of preparation.
Create spaces to help employees take their work outside
For managers who want to enhance the health and happiness of their teams by facilitating outside working, creating flexibility is key.