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Solution to stifled productivity could be outside your window, if you have one @gbd_mag

Indeed, human subjection to nature as a necessity might seem initially like an obvious biological given. However, significant findings in the study reveal that considerable portions of our lives are spent deprived of such basic organic essentials. According to the Human Spaces Global Report, 64% of offices in the US aren’t penetrated by natural light while 70% are devoid of decorative plants and greenery (globally, the figures are 47% and 58%, respectively). Nearly a third of Canadian workers reported not having windows. “The average office worker in the United States currently toils in a windowless, largely sensory deprived environment devoid of forms and features of the natural environment,” inserts Stephen Kellert , Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology and Senior Research Scholar at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies . Kellert...

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