Why Have Art in the Workplace?

Art in the Workplace does more than just make it look nicer. 

 

Office Art can be used as a motivation technique, creativity enhancer and communication strategy…
Art promotes social interactions, elicits emotional responses, facilitates personal connection-making, generally enhances the workplace environment and fosters learning. Viewing artwork, particularly realistic nature scenes, helps workers restore mental energy and reduce stress. Unsurprisingly, both of these effects boost brain performance. Seeing nature images in artwork has also been linked to lower levels of anger in workplaces.

Art in the workplace, home office or meeting space can easily set the tone of the office

Furthermore, art is often used as a conversation piece which makes your company more inviting. … Inspiring and interesting artwork creates talking points, stimulates discussion and encourages innovative thinking. Not only that, but art in your office and/or work environment can also:

  • Create a pleasant environment
    Anything that makes 9-5 a little more enjoyable is bound to lead to collateral benefits.
  • Boost creativity
    Staring at a blank wall is not likely to generate any unique ideas. Having an environment that stimulates the senses, on the other hand, is.
  • Reduce stress
    Once again, a blank wall isn’t going to have much to offer during times of stress. A beautiful painting or interesting piece of photography, however, may be able to take a person out of the moment for a brief breath of fresh air.
  • Foster office pride
    The pride you take in your company and your office trickles down to your employees and your customers. Office art creates a workplace that your employees are proud to walk into every day.
  • Strengthen your connection with your team
    Having a thoughtfully decorated workplace shows your team that you care enough to provide a nice place for them to spend your time, to feel a return on their time invested
  • Attract clients/customers
    Whether the art makes for nice website and social media visuals, or for a better experience for the customer at your location, art can certainly help to make your business more attractive.
  • Inspire creativity
    Aesthetics calm people down, while also acting as a catalyst to the right side of your brain. Anything you can do as a managerial force—that incites creativity while reducing stress—is worth your while.
 
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