You’ve probably heard of the debate about whether open offices or the oh-so-dreaded traditional cubicles are better in the workplace . All these discussions revolve around layout and arrangement, but did you know that ambience is equally (if not more) important for inspiring workplace creativity?
If only the interior designer had known that people working in white offices are more likely to complain of nausea and headaches, or that dim lighting jump starts creative freedom, your office might be a much happier place. In fact, the best offices engage all five senses —everything from colors and music to smells and tastes—to maximize your productivity and creativity.
Read the infographic below to decode why your office might be holding you back, and discover small things you can do to unleash your team’s creative powers in no time.
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Before joining The Muse, Sarah worked in social business innovation for Virgin Unite in London, strategy and innovation at Market Gravity, sustainability research in the Dominican Republic, and business development for a NYC startup. Wrapping up her time at Columbia University, she’s headed to McKinsey & Company after graduation. Say hi on Twitter @sarahlichang.More from this Author