Art has many faces and covers a broad spectrum of disciplines. It’s the expressive application of our inherent creativity, and a language that we all speak. One way or another, we’re all affected by it. In particular, we’re going to look at the benefits of art in the office and how it affects employees.

artwork for the office: a fresh and modern office space with a large circular illuminated concept

It is something that more and more business owners are beginning to understand; that displaying artwork in their establishment does so much more than simply improve it’s aesthetic appeal. In fact, that’s just one surface benefit. If you delve a little deeper (which we’re about to), you’ll discover that art can transform your office in a multitude of positive ways. Let’s start off with the most valuable benefit of all…

Art in the office inspires creative potential

If you want to unlock your employees creative potential and inspire them to be more innovative in their approach to work, then you can’t go wrong with some beautiful artwork. To us, this is the most important benefit of all because it helps you to get the very best out of your employees.

Artwork for the office suspended from the ceiling as light fixtures

Contrary to popular belief, your employees won’t be distracted by the artwork. They’re not going to spend their day staring at a piece and not getting anything done. Instead, they may ponder on a few ideas, whilst exploring the piece with their eyes. This will inspire them to approach the challenges faced with a new perspective.

The fact is, if you were to give two different people with equal I.Q and mental aptitude a challenge or puzzle to complete, and sat them in separate rooms (one plain white & one with colourful artwork); the person sat in the room with some art will be much more likely to solve the puzzle faster. The art acts as a mental and emotional stimulus, as opposed to a supposed “distraction”.

Art in the office can boost morale

Imagine an office space with white walls throughout, and absolutely no colour save a few blue trash cans, yellow post-its and black office chairs. Sounds rather drab doesn’t it? Now imagine an office filled with gorgeous and colourful artwork throughout. How do you think that’s going to affect your employees attitude towards coming to work?

The fact is, injecting a little colour into your environment can make a massive difference. They will feel more comfortable and at ease. They’ll feel happier and more motivated and it will even help them to form healthier bonds with their fellow colleagues.

Don’t believe us? Just look at 8 of Google’s craziest offices. It seems to be working rather well for them!

Improve the overall experience for both colleagues and visitors

Another one of the major benefits of art in the office is the fact that it will give your employees a sense of pride. They must feel some measure of ownership of their space. So, when walking a client through to the meeting room, if the visitor comments on the artwork, it will give your employees something to be proud of. That’s a much better alternative to your visitors commenting on how drab or untidy the space is, don’t you think?

a bright and open office space with a large artwork in the central area

One survey on how incorporating art into workplace design can affect employee wellness, job performance, and best represent your brand found that 83 percent of the employees believe artwork is important in the office. It’s difficult to ignore a statistic like that. To us, it means that the vast majority of your employees will not only welcome the prospect of having art in their office, but will greatly benefit from it.

Art can help to reduce stress levels

Art can help us to relax and contemplate. This is why so many business owners are opting to have artwork installed in their offices. Work can be stressful enough as it is, so it’s important that we look for new and innovative ways of reducing it.

Encouraging your employees to take regular breaks throughout the day and drink plenty of water are just a few things that can be done to achieve this end. That said, none are quite so effective has having some subtle and stunning artwork put on display for all to experience.

The benefits of LED artwork in the office

At Authentic Illuminated Concepts, we take great pride in creative LED art for offices. This is because it takes the benefits of art in the office and enhances them even further with the power of light. Let’s take a quick glance at how lighting affects the workplace:

  • LED’s are energy saving. Go green!
  • Lighting colour & temperature is important when keeping a safe and healthy workplace. Various settings can have different effects, including stimulation and relaxation (e.g., the more natural colour temperatures can aid in “good-mood” serotonin production)
  • Quality lighting can help to boost productivity as employees can see what they’re doing more clearly
  • Older employees will certainly require sufficient lighting
  • Ample lighting can reduce the amount of work-related accidents
  • Reduced strain on employees eyes

Now, imagine a piece of artwork which doubles up as a light source! One feature piece will be able to provide you with an untold number of benefits.

an office boardroom with a bright and inspiring piece of artwork

If you’re interested in learning more about our LED light art projects, you can follow the link provided. Or alternatively, get in direct contact with us today and we can guide you through the process.

Will you see a return on your investment?

The short answer is yes. However, it’s hard to quantify that claim with tangible figures. I guess the best way to look at it is, do you need to see an immediate return? Will the improved comfort and happiness of your employees be enough?

The fact is that artwork does come with a great number of benefits, as we’ve already established. Your employees will feel more motivated to work and their problem solving abilities will be enhanced. In fact, the benefits of art in the office that we’ve laid out for you should be reason enough.

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