Natural performance enhancers
Better understanding emotion's role
Research indicates that co-working spaces may not support new businesses’ creativity long term. Haefliger and Yacoub determined (via a study published in Organization) that “Co-working spaces can limit the creativity and innovation of new businesses. . . . These shared spaces . . . may offer initial opportunities to collaborate but, before long, they ultimately inhibit the emergence of collaborative practices. . . .
New research confirms the value of listening to natural soundscapes. In a recent study “EEG and Heart Rate data were recorded from 10 participants within an [real-world] office in London. Each participant listened to a Moodsonic Soundscape (lapping lake waves) . . . and typical office sounds while they performed a series of tasks; Stroop Test (cognition), Alternative Uses Test (creativity). . . . Comparative measures were taken from the typical office sounds and Moodsonic soundscape conditions to compare states of relaxation, engagement, creativity and speed of correct completion.
Influencing opinions with space design
Soares and colleagues researched which sorts of places people felt they were most likely to have shared knowledge/ideas in.
Research linked creativity and walking some time ago.
Content to improve lives and performance
Place-tools to support creativity