Natural light is the easiest, most cost-effective way to boost well-being and productivity in the work place. Scientists are only just beginning to uncover the vast psychological effect the environment has on us and light is the biggest environmental stimulus of all. From our sleep/wake cycles to mental alertness, hormones and mood, the presence of natural light and lack of it has an immense effect on our quality of life. Natural light is essential for healthy bodies and minds, has antibacterial properties and makes small spaces seem larger and more airy.
Being successful in business is “all about passion”, according to Kristina Karlsson, founder and creative director of international fashion stationery label kikki.K. If you’re passionate about what you do, and build a team of people that are all equally as passionate as you are, Karlsson says you’re going to be better placed strive in your vision and achieve your goal.
Big Fish Global Consulting Group opened their unique Training Café in February 2012. The aim of the café was to provide staff, candidates and potential customers with quality coffee in a warm and friendly context. I had a chat to Michael Gauci (General Manager, Big Fish Group) on why the Café was a strategic utilization of space, and what it’s done for the business….
Most of us have full-time jobs or a head office that we visit at least three to five times a week, many hours are spent here over time, we are surrounded by an environment that can either enhance a positive mood or lead to a negative one. This is why it is so important for us to not only love what we do but also enjoy the hours we spend in the office.
Sweaty Betty PR is a leading Public Relations company in Sydney who specialise in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. They do nothing short of a top job for each of their 70+ clients, gaining them wide publicity through creatively thinking up ways to successfully put together a campaign, stunt, event or put a label into the media or of course send out one of their famous gift bags to those in the relevant industry.
The meaning of ‘work’ has undergone some changes in the past few decades. 20 years ago, you would be lucky to have a computer to yourself and a boss you didn’t daydream about suddenly retiring. Now, work places are providing us with the best of the best, encouraging us dedicated employees to remain within a company. Everything from overseas ‘business’ trips to aesthetically pleasing, fun and interactive offices.