The offices which prohibits its employees do 'personalization' desk by her favorite trinkets kerativitas excessive reasoned that can interfere with concentration. Because it works is not the focus, the welfare of employees fell 32 percent and productivity declined 15 percent.
But according to recent research conducted by the architectural critic Tom Dyckhoff, a boring desk is also bad for the employees. Workspace narrow, uniform and sterile from the things that are personal employee actually makes the brain shrink.
To prove it, Dyckhoff asking some employees to wear a special hat that can scan his brain waves while working. The results show, knick-knacks on your desk is not proven to cause a decrease in productivity.
Even according to these observations, the employees working at the desk that is too narrow and clear of personal items actually experiencing slow brain shrinkage. Over time the employee becomes creative and difficult to troubleshoot.
"The results of our experiments showed that employees respond better in a room full of pictures and plants. That's because they can engage with their surroundings, feel more comfortable and concentrate," said Dr. Craig Knight, a psychologist at the University of Exeter who was involved in research was quoted as saying by The Independent, Wednesday (10/08/2011).
The results were strengthened by the results of experiments on mice conducted by Prof. Fred Gage, a geneticist at the Salk Institute in San Diego. In these experiments, the rats are kept in spacious cages increased brain volume by 15 percent compared to mice who live in cramped cages.
"If we apply to humans, then it would suggest that certain environments that could evoke the spirit will make the performance and capabilities of employees increased," said Professor Gage.