More and more corporations are realizing the importance that the physical environment of their workspace plays in keeping employees happy. And one tool in their arsenal turns out to be wood. Using biophilia (defined as the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings) as a design strategy, corporations are able to create space where employees feel safe, happy and connected to nature.
From financial institutions to tech juggernauts like Microsoft, companies are embracing wood as a key part of their corporate culture strategy.
Live Oak Bank Headquarters gives employees a warm light-filled workplace built of timber with views to the surrounding woodlands. (Courtesy LS3P Associates | Mark Herboth Photography LCC)
A BIOPHILIC BRAINSTORM IN MICROSOFT’S TREE HOUSE (Photo courtesy Microsoft Blog)
THINK OUTSIDE THE CUBICLE Wood can offer attractive alternatives to cubicle cages of the past and a connection to nature. (Courtesy Proscenium Architects | Photo: KK Law)
Learn more about biofilia at www.biophiliafoundation.org
Read more about biophilia strategies for corporate culture at ThinkWood.com