Access to nature and its impact on performance and psychological wellbeing at work
A large part of the day is spent in the workplace. Therefore, the creation of a healthy work environment, impacts the psychological wellbeing and performance of employees at work. In this context, the purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of the natural environment, access and type of access on the performance of employees and their psychological health. The study follows a quantitative methodology. 66 participants in total, belonging to different ages, educational levels, and work experiences were part of the survey. Results showed a significant correlation between the outdoor access and employees’ performance at work. Outdoor access was a good predictor of performance in the workplace. In addition, the study found a statistically significant correlation beetween outdoor access and stress levels in the workplace, as well as depression between respondents.