Companies wanting to inspire and stimulate their employees understand that workplace surroundings can have a direct effect on employee creativity. From the layout to the lighting, a number of factors have been found to have a dramatic effect on our performance in the workplace and scent is considered one of them.
Scent within the workplace can instantly transform a space and allow the mind to focus, unwind, or be stimulated. Scent can be used to improve mood, make employees more alert, reduce clerical errors and stimulate cooperation. Scent diffusion machines can be placed in your waiting room or lobby area to provide a pleasant fragrance to visitors.
Benefits of scenting in the workplace include:
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In a Japanese study, workers exposed to a lemon scent made 54% fewer data entry errors.
Rachel Herz, an assistant professor of psychology at Brown University in the USA explained that odours can have a dramatic impact on our mood which naturally, can affect how we think and act. Mood has been shown to influence creativity because when we’re in a positive frame of mind, we exhibit higher levels of creatively compared to our peers who are in a bad mood. When people were exposed to an odour they liked, creative problem solving was found to be better than it was when they were exposed to an unpleasant odour.
Fragrances such as lavender, orange or vanilla can help ease tensions in business negotiations, mediation and other high stress or confrontational situations. It can also encourage teams to work better on projects and preparations for presentations.
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