Do you find it difficult to focus at work? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In Gallup’s recent report on the State of the Global Workplace, researchers found that only 15 percent of workers worldwide are engaged and inspired at work, with 85 percent either not engaged, or actively disengaged. The average person will spend roughly 90,000 hours working in their lifetime, but if the majority of this time is spent distracted, disengaged and uninspired—it’s a tragic waste of potential.
Intelligent design offers subtle cues as to how we should interact with our environment. While it is not the sole solution to this global problem, building workspaces that encourage focus and engagement can, and will, change the way we behave at work.