Getting natural light at work Getting natural light at work

The cognitive performance of employees improves when the sun’s rays can pass through windows and when employees have an outdoor view.

According to a study published in the magazine Building and Environment, conducted with the participation of the Mayo Clinic’s Well Living Lab and the company Delos, offices with windows that allow natural light to pass through increase people’s ability to retain and manage information and improves satisfaction rates in the workplace.

Additionally, polarized windows can help reduce eye strain, eye fatigue, irritability and blurred vision for example. Previous studies have already shown that exposure to natural light reduces stress, improves mood and reduces work absenteeism, making sunlight a natural resource that can be used to contribute to the health of employees.

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