Creativity comes from looking at art.
This is a simple fact. Living with empty walls is boring and uninspiring. It makes sense that when walking into your home, art is there to remind you of vibrancy and life.
But what about your workplace? Do you work in a cubicle or office that has empty walls? Are you having meetings in a conference room that is stifling?
It has been found that art reduces stress in the workplace and increases creativity and encourages expressions of opinions. It gives us the courage to look at things a bit differently. It reminds you that there is life beyond those four walls that you sit in for 8 or more hours a day.
Studies have shown that Art enhances Innovation
In an article in Forbes titled “The Impact of Art in the Workplace”, statistics showed that there was a 32% increased in productivity by people who worked within an enriched environment. Therefore, it should be considered how the environment encourages inspiration. As a manager, are you thinking about the workplace and how it encourages your people to stay a bit longer? How it makes everyone think bigger and with more thought?
Art can do this. Such an simple idea to hang something on the walls that reminds you to think bigger. To think creatively. To think outside the box. To speak your mind and express your opinions.
According to a recent study it was stated that “aesthetic in the truest sense means energy giving which is what a workplace needs, rather than a bland industrial environment”. It makes sense!
Art does not distract, although many think this may be the case. In fact, looking at art engages us in an intellectual way that reminds us about innovation. Most importantly, it reminds us of an escape.