The search for properties with terraces, gardens or patios increases when choosing an office, Even more since then pandemic. Is this in addition to Reduce the chances of infection, these green spaces have a positive impact on the work environment of companies. based on a Internal survey conducted by CBREIn this article, we tell you what are the four main benefits.
CBRE, a global real estate services company, is A leader in well certification, more than ten of its offices around the world have the Green Building Accreditation Institute seal.
This certificate indicates the quality of air, water and electricity; The physical and psychological well-being of the work teams as well as good nutrition; And that 25% of the total workplace area has patios or terraces.
According to the survey conducted at the CBRE office in Los Angeles, United States, more than 80% of employees claimed that they are more productive when they work in green offices.
“The trend came to settle down and in our case, when we moved into the new building, we specifically looked for open spaces,” he says. Leandro Lpez, Director of Human Resources at Ricoh Argentina.
Since 2019, the Japanese company that arrived in the country in 1960, has been providing digital solutions services since then Tesla building in the tech district of Buenos Aires.
Leaving behind buildings and concrete, they moved to Parque Patricios, changing their traditional offices for open, collaborative and integrated spaces that, according to Lopez, enhance communication and work in different areas of the company. However, he admits, it was the terraced balcony with plants and the vertical gardens on the 11th floor that convinced them to move there.
“the The outdoor green spaces are highly appreciated by our collaborators. It has multiple uses, promotes well-being, relaxation and cooperation, and creates a relaxed atmosphere that contributes to better productivity because people feel more motivated and rejuvenated during the day. We undoubtedly note that the benefits are very positive,” he said.
‘We understand that Contact with nature, natural light and the outdoors creates endorphinsAnd Reduces stress levels and stimulates creativity. This space encourages focus and is often used by people at times when they need more silence, because it is separate from the common spaces in the office,” he says. Vanessa Bullitt, Eventbrite Talent ManagerThe global platform for selling tickets for events and shows.
At CBRE, 86% agree, according to the above survey, that these spaces aid focus and privacy when necessary.
the Eventbrite office, which employs 150 people in Argentina, is located in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza. It is a two storey building where, in addition to the dining room, games room and maternity ward, they have a 15 square meter green space with trees and a central flower bed surrounded by tables and chairs for the staff to work or have lunch.
In the service of health
The trend towards green spaces in offices has become more important since the Covid 19 pandemic and the gradual return to existence, especially with regard to social distancing and air circulation.
the What is the real estate development company? Founded in 2018 by Ariel Finery It employs about 12 people and They have been working in a chorizo house since the beginning of the twentieth century in Palermo.
completely Restored and rebooted as an office, but Venneri stresses that they respected its original design and style, but the most interesting thing, he points out, is that 50% of the total space is open space They use it as a workplace and meeting place.
For the purposes of the pandemic, this space allowed them to contemplate a return to pre-specialization. “But not only because of the green space itself, but also because of the fact that the environments are able to ventilate as they all face the garden. The roof allows us to accommodate all of the team members with space and comfort, and we have more to continue to grow.”, Bill.
On days with pleasant temperatures, the patio becomes an extension of the work area and they often use it as a meeting place indoors and with clients or contractors.
This centenary patio, also dedicated to Friday barbecues, is also “a resource for brainstorming and generating creativity,” says Venneri.
work as one team
93% of those surveyed confirmed that these spaces facilitate teamwork because they invite collaboration with others.
hussar group, a technology company that provides payment and billing solutions for points of sale, works from General Pacheco, Buenos Aires, at The fifth age of five hectares surrounded by trees.
There is an office and a cash register factory, but they also have a soccer field and barbecue area for the staff to enjoy.
There is also a path that some take at noon as a way entertainment. “So many Meetings Important events took place among the team members under the trees and conflicts were resolved even while walking.
I think you have today A work environment that integrates people’s desire to live more with nature It is an important addition to improving the experience of every employee in the company and improving their contribution to the work,” he stresses Cecilia Sangorgo, Director of Human Resources at Grupo Hasar.
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