The true value of workplace art lies in how it makes people feel
The absence of art in a workplace often signifies a lack of commitment to that space by an organisation’s management.
Following on from the launch of our second #ArtAtWork collaboration with Gallery Argentum, 'Towards Abstraction', an article about the role of art in the workplace by Jonathan Hindle, Group Managing Director, KI EMEA, was published on Workplace Insight - a highly respected source of information for the design, interiors, architecture, and office planning community.
"The absence of art in a workplace often signifies a lack of commitment to that space by an organisation’s management just as much as a failure to adorn our walls at home betrays an unloved dwelling. So, conversely, art can help a company define and express its brand identity, as well as doing all those things we know are most commonly associated with workplace art including improving wellness and productivity and instilling in people a sense of pride in their surroundings. It can also help both employees and visitors feel calmer and at home in the office. Thoughtful workplace art becomes emblematic of its context; a painting or a sculpture can become a tool for wayfinding, remind us of the natural world beyond the office walls and boost team morale.
What this means in practical terms is that the true value of workplace art is in how it can make people feel, or how it can influence their thoughts. We know that when people feel better they perform better..."