How Natural Light Improves Office Productivity

There have been various studies published revealing that light exposure in the workplace improves productivity, sleep, and vitality. We are known to have included lighting as one of the many ways to improve office productivity so instead of just always flirting with the idea on other blog articles, in this one, we will get down to the details.
Imagine your office in a windowless room? Don’t you feel suffocated, crowded, and trapped? This is exactly why open offices have been the rage for the past few years, because being stuck for eight to nine hours in the corners of a cubicle will render any person feeling uninspired and dull in a matter of weeks.
A study titled “Impact of Workplace Daylight Exposure on Sleep, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life” done by researchers at the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University of Chicago reports of the link between natural light exposure in the office and an employee’s sleep, activity, and life quality. Based on research, workers in a windowless office tend to get less sleep at night which then results in less productivity.
So if you want your staff to stop yawning on meetings or showing up late at work, you might want to rethink the very design of the office and let good ol’ sunshine come through. It’s not just beneficial in terms of workplace productivity but everyone’s overall health and wellness as well.
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