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.
“Ambience has 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 special. If your culture can bear it, add in a little music as people enter to perk people up.”
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