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The latest focus for corporations and countries worldwide is 'how to create flourishing workplaces.'
HOW DO YOU CREATE FLOURISHING WORKPLACES?
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As the January 2012 edition of The Harvard business review stated in “The Value of Happiness – how employee well being drives profits”, making people happy, pays off when you have a business.
Most people/businesses focus on the rational side of things and analyze data until they weigh an ounce.
But according to research 80% of our behaviour is determined by emotion and only 20% by rationality.
It makes sense to notice how you make people feel.
People don't buy facts, they buy emotions.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
As an example of the importance of feel good:
In healthcare an elaborate study on pain relief proved that it's more relevant HOW a doctor injects pain-relief medication to reduce pain than WHAT he injects.
Even if it is morphine...
Isn't that remarkable?
SO HOW DO YOU MAKE PEOPLE FEEL?
And how to go about if you want to make improvements?
Is it just your tone of voice, gestures?
It that all?
NOPE! IT'S SPACES!
Spaces also have a huge impact on how you make people feel.
Research has proven that adding in comfort, luxury & beauty, reduce stress and improves well-being.
World wide many hospitals apply these facts and call it 'Healing Environments'.
In these 'Healing Environments' hospitals use art to add in beauty so that they can provide soothing spaces and improve well-being for their people.
It's not just any picture that will do the trick, it is a special kind of art called 'Evidence Based Art'.
Art that is made using data gained from research especially aiming to make you as a viewer feel good.
And not just any image will create that effect. If you'd like to see what images do:
the Moodlab specialises in and provides people with more joy and 'Appetite for life' creating 'Evidence Based Art'. Look for examples HERE
It is a very useful way to enhance a space.
Outlook on green has shown to reduces stress.
Yet since not everybody always has the opportunity to do a total renovation,
photo-art is an excellent quick and cheap alternative, since evidence based created images of green have the same effect as actual trees.
SO BEAUTY MATTERS!
It means not only more relaxed people, but also less medication, patients that are easier to treat, more customer satisfaction and flourishing staff.
Just think of the costs that would not only safe employers but our whole community!
And as said: well-being drives profits.
It's a win-win.
I think ALL spaces could benefit, not just hospitals.
Why would you want to wait until you get sick?
If 'Evidence Based Art' reduces stress and improve well-being, why not implement it into offices?
Joyful workplaces lead to better performance according to author and speaker Amanda Gore.
And how about waiting rooms?
If you're still not convinced:
A beautiful space is also a huge acknowledger.
On a subliminal message you're telling your clients/patients/staff you care.
And what all people want most in life is not happiness or money but to be acknowledged.
That's also less destruction. The OOG-hospital in Rotterdam uses valet parking and luxurious furniture, besides art, to give their patients a sense of comfort and beauty. Experience tells them that people using the space take more care for their environment. There is no demolition of stuff. It triggers their sense of responsibility. People want to keep enjoying a beautiful environment.
Environments have a huge impact on how you feel.
Yes: if the feeling doesn't come from the inside, you can use the outer world to trigger good feelings.
Yes: this is a good idea!
Yes: Evidence Based Photo-art will help you add in 'feel good' in an easy, cheaper and fun way.
Add in that beauty.
Add in that art!
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