DeZeen.com’s Ali Morris interviews Haworth furniture brand’s researchers. Studies of how the brain works show that offices can only facilitate creative thinking if they offer spaces for both focused work and restorative activities, says furniture brand Haworth.
“Offices tend to promote only one kind of work,” explained Beck Johnson, a member of Haworth’s research and innovation team.
By looking at how employee’s brains function, researchers concluded that companies’ needs to provide different spaces to suit both modes of thinking, if they want to achieve their full potential.
“They are either open and collaborated or highly segmented. It’s about finding the right balance between those two types of spaces while also providing spaces for respite.”