Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has now been speaking, writing and co...
Your work environment influences your productivity. Potted plants, white noise, music, natural lighting, air circulation, physical organization, windows facing the outside world, the ability to feed off the energy of others, and even a cheerful office decor with scenic pictures on the walls can increase productivity as well as improve mood and personal well-being.
Referring to recent research, this book outlines factors besides the usual organized layout that can have a direct influence on your personal productivity as well as on your physical, mental and spiritual health.
For example, the presence of plants can improve productivity, creativity, performance and learning ability. And they not only give off oxygen, they are able to absorb environmental chemicals and transport them to the soil, rendering them less harmful. Office colors found in nature, such as blue and green, increase efficiency and focus while lowering the stress level. And the right background music can increase creativity as well as performance.