Art in the Workplace – What You Need to Know

Modern office design is all about creating a space that is more welcoming, more inspiring and more productive. So, is art an effective way to achieve this? Here’s what our team of contemporary office furniture specialists have to say.

Art is an Untapped Source of Office Wellness 

Numerous studies have shown that while modern office chairs, flexible hot-desking and even plant life have become a focus for creating wellness in the office, art is one area that has been largely ignored. According to a study by Leesman, an organization dedicated to evaluating how workplaces support and affect employee and organizational performance, 80% of office workers say they feel apathy or even hate for the current artwork in their workplace.

Many office design companies as well as the organizations themselves treat office art as simple background decoration that’s not worth the effort to include in their wellness remodel – but this is a very incorrect attitude, and here’s why:

  • Firstly, art is a great way for businesses to support their local community and build ties with their neighborhood, creating an appreciation and a market for the creative arts.
  • Secondly, Leesman report also showed that 50% of respondents believed art to be a part of an effective workplace, as much as good lighting, comfortable temperatures and ergonomic chairs.
  • Thirdly, research is increasingly showing that there is a direct correlation between art and productivity, where the inclusion of an art collection in the workplace resulted in a 14.3% increase compared to a control group.
  • Lastly, art can be a powerful tool for building your brand, whether it’s a wall of bold graffiti art or a water-feature statue that brings that natural touch to the workplace. It speaks volumes of your brands values and vision.

Contemporary Office Furniture for Forward-Thinking Businesses 

BE Furniture is a full-service specialist in contemporary office interiors, and our experienced team can assist you with everything from choosing modern office chairs, ergonomic solutions and contemporary executive seating, to designing and fitting out your office remodel. For more information about our products and services, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/