Celebrating Arbor Day & workplace wellness

How does celebrating Arbor Day equate to workplace wellness?

Cultural Landscape Foundation Omstead Parks

Cultural Landscape Foundation
Omstead Parks

We believe that productive and healthy workspace shares these qualities:

  • comforts – creates options for multiple work postures, sitting, standing & lounging
  • stimulates – both mind and senses, using color, scents such as vanilla or citrus, white or pink noise
  • energizes – from the amount of natural light throughout the space to healthy food choices in the vending machine and kitchen/cafe
  • inspires – your best work no matter the work mode, from quiet/focus, to collaborative, to networking
  • evokes – a sense of belonging and eliminates feelings of work isolation and stress

All of these qualities can also be achieved by conducting some of your work outdoors, under a tree!

Let us explain.

Providing outdoor workspace, complete with strong wi-fi signals makes it a “no excuses” option. (ok, excluding inclement weather, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, blistering heat, frozen tundra conditions, tsunamis if we must)

Let’s share more specifics. Stacia Pierce was recently published on the Huffington Post “10 Best Practices to Staying Healthy at Work”. The highlighted parentheses are ours but lets focus on  #7 “Take breaks and get out in the sun and fresh air. Make sure to get your daily dose of vitamin D by getting outdoors every day.(stimulates) Even on your busiest days, it’s important to take a few minutes to step away and regroup. (inspires) Invigorate yourself by going outside and taking a brisk walk around your office building.(energizes) Or calm yourself from a hectic day by simply sitting and meditating quietly for a few minutes surrounded by nature” (comforts)

Taking it outdoors will evoke the feeling of being connected to something bigger and reducing stress.

We agree with the Arbor Day Foundation that “Trees are Simply Amazing” so take action!

logo-arbor-day-foundation-color and PLANT A TREE  and remember the hammock!

 

 

InBIA, GCUC, WORKTECH15, WANY & more – what’s on the calendar?

So much is happening in the world of collaborative workspace across the US- check it out!

InBIA – already NEXT WEEK! April 17 – 20 in Orlando – details can be found here

Coworking? This is THE one to attend, opposite coast – GCUC in LA, May 3-6

WORKTECH15-New York is May 13 &14 – for those involved in the future of work!

WANY – Workspace Association of NY is an invitation-only opportunity and this year is themed “BC@50” -celebrating 50 years of the serviced office business center, the FIRST iteration of coworking space. It will be taking place June 10 in New York. Curious? Please reach out to ray@workspace-any.com

NeoCON- Chicago – June 13-15 – “Good Design Can Achieve a Lot” – here’s how – much more trending in creating Design that Works, in the City that Works!

Then Summer to enjoy, take a break, work your ideas and then let’s get back at it in August!