Deck the halls with sprigs of Holly


Christmas Trees make a happier workplace

Leadership tip of the week adapted from HBR

Have you ever responded to an overwhelming moment at work by closing your eyes and imagining yourself lying on a beach or strolling through a pine forest path?

You may be onto something.

Research shows that exposure to green spaces reduces stress and boosts general health. One study found that greener office environments increased employee productivity by 15%.

Fortunately, there are easy ways to incorporate some nature into your day:

  1. Hold walking meetings outside.
  2. Use outdoor spaces for your lunch breaks.
  3. Open blinds to let in natural light.
  4. Green Plants in the office
  5. Real Christmas Trees and “decking the hall with holly” at Christmas

These small investments in a more natural work environment pay off in terms of increased happiness, relaxation, and even stronger connections to your colleagues.

Adapted from “Why You Should Tell Your Team to Take a Break and Go Outside,” by Emma Seppala and Johann Berlin

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Author: Andrew Mann

Managing Partner at NorthBailey. Having had senior marketing & insight roles at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Coop and M&S, I'm now using my experience & network to solve strategic marketing problems for NorthBailey clients

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