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The role of nature in the context of the workplace

Proximity and availability of the natural environment can provide many positive outcomes, even if the employee does not spend a great amount of time in the natural setting. More research is needed on nature in the workplace as well as the range of approaches that have yielded positive outcomes.

Kaplan, R

Landscape and Urban Planning, 26(1-4), October 1993, Pages 193-201

Review of studies that focused on windows in the workplace. Windows provide a means to rest directed attention but it also matters what can viewed. If all that can be seen are built environments, the psychological benefits are not that pronounced. However, even small elements of nature can make a difference.