From drab office to a stimulating environment
The office environment has been an unenriched environment for a long time and that is still the case in some companies. Yet an enriched environment is incredibly important. Professor Erik Scherder, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at VU University Amsterdam asserts: “The brain benefits most from innovation and challenge. An enriched environment is one that provides an element of uncertainty, which makes it exciting and relies on one’s cognitive flexibility (Scherder, 2014).”
"Everything could be a little more exciting."
Movement is one of the ways we can enrich the brain, but it can be done with music too, for example. While the workplace is not a gym or a concert hall, there are still enough ways to offer employees more environmental stimulation. In fact, opportunities for a more active, stimulating environment are there for the taking.