Posted by Aston Avery

Office art boosts wellbeing

With a challenging economic climate, underlined by growing inflation and a weakening pound, productivity of the nation’s workforce is now more important than ever before. Research shows that installation of art in offices can boost productivity by between 15% and 17% and if you go further and engage workers, the growth in efficiency can rise up to a third (32%).

A new study of over 3,000 office workers in the UK found that a staggering 63% of 18–29-year-olds prefer going to the office to work over working from home, with the number increasing to three-quarters (75%) of those who work in offices with a lot of art.

Research by Brookfield Properties in partnership with The School of Life as part of their comprehensive Art of the Workplace’ study, found that 77% of respondents affirmed that having interesting social, cultural or wellbeing events available contributes to their wellbeing.

The release of the report is launched ahead of WHO World Mental Health Day (10 October) and coincides with a new partnership, that will see Brookfield Properties partner with The School of Life, the global organisation helping people lead more fulfilling lives, with a shared commitment to propel happier workplaces and workers.

Aston spoke to Dr Craig Knight, expert phsycologist of the workplace environment.

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