The article, by Stanford University Institute of Design professors Scott Witthoft and Scott Doorley, offers five simple tips for businesses looking to improve their less-than-ideal workplaces without moving or breaking the bank.
Here is one example:
“Ambience has a huge impact while often receiving little attention, or credit. Be aware of how a room feels, and act like a good host. Simply adding multiple sources of warm light (e.g. floor lamps) and opening some windows can change the tone of a meeting space – and of the meeting itself – from institutional and routine to refreshing and specialyou’re your culture can bear it, add in a little music as people enter to perk people up.”