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How Art Can Help Reduce Stress In the Workplace

corporate art consultingIf you’re running a company, it’s essential that you are doing everything in your power to limit workplace stress. Rather than ignoring your employees and doing things that lead to more workplace problems, you should try your best to implement a stress relief program and create a relaxing atmosphere.

Corporate art consulting and installing wall art for hospitals and other businesses is a great way to achieve a relaxing workplace atmosphere. Here are some of the benefits of having beautiful art in the office.

Art evokes joyous feelings

According to a 2011 University of London study, blood flow actually increases 10% to “joy response” parts of the brain when study participants looked at a beautiful painting. If a piece of art is good enough, it can evoke the same strong joyous feelings that someone gets when they look at a loved one. Having nice artwork all over the walls in the office is a great way to keep your employees as happy as can be while at work.

Art helps lower stress levels

“Reduction of Cortisol Levels and Participants’ Responses Following Art Making,” a study published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, found that even just 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens overall stress inside the body, regardless of talent or experience.

“It was surprising, and it also wasn’t,” said Girija Kaimal, assistant professor of creative arts therapies at Drexel University. “It wasn’t surprising because that’s the core idea in art therapy: Everyone is creative and can be expressive in the visual arts when working in a supportive setting. That said, I did expect that perhaps the effects would be stronger for those with prior experience.”

Art directly contributes to productive environment

Because your employees will be constantly feeling more joyous and less stressed out, they will also be primed for much more productive days of work. Boring offices with nothing on the walls are filled with lazy, unmotivated employees that don’t get much done. But workplaces that take advantage of corporate art consulting and strategic art placement are much more productive.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of corporate art consulting or how to better improve the workplace, contact SmArtArt Consulting today.