你想不想在户外上班

2019-02-06 13:00:52

A Different Path for Thinking

The outdoors is becoming the new frontier of workplace collaboration

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值得关注的设计趋势层出不穷,但我们常常忘记利用户外空间进行办公和协作。


在你们这些“现实主义者”跳起来咆哮:“是啊,但我们住在美国中西部,那里只有两季……”之前,请听我解释。

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协作通常被定义为朝着共同目标一起努力的过程,大多时候是在一个盒子(办公空间)里的另一个盒子(会议室)里完成的,而这个盒子又更整齐的排列在另一个盒子(办公楼)里。我们几乎可以将这么多层级的制约视之为‘地狱里的第七圈’,并且有些人会利用会议时间来刷Facebook,查看他们的前任负心人在做什么。想要创造性的解决这一问题、加强团队合作、减少工作压力,你只需要做一件事——走出去!


哈佛大学医学博士、《自然之脑》的合著者Eva M. Selhub认为,沉迷科技的解药是:“花点时间待在户外,这就像关闭你大脑中的压力反应(并切换到激励神经元),允许更高级的大脑中心被访问,从而提高注意力、记忆力、创造力和生产力,同时减轻精神疲劳。”

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在户外与团队会面或与同事交谈能够降低血压,同时激活整个大脑的创造力。首先,从神经化学角度(所有神经科医生都请注意),当我们在户外时大脑会因为某些化学物质的释放而感到更放松。据神经学家 David Strayer所说,当我们的前额叶皮层(脑袋前部)安静下来(在大自然中坐下或行走时),大脑的默认模式网络(大脑后部)开始运作,“灵光乍现的洞察力”(产生想法时卡通人物头顶上会出现一个灯泡的时刻)由此发生。啊哈!

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另外一个协作的有趣方法和趋势 - “边走边聊”或步行会议,能够大大提升健康。不是所有的协作都适合步行会议(在户外,很难持续控制一块移动白板,而保证不会压到马路上那些无法做决定的可怜松鼠),也不是每个人都能够亲自参加这些步行会议,但是在同事之间讨论或探索可能的解决方案时,这是一个很好的选择。


所以不要去拿下午2点30分那些让你手臂变粗的能量饮料,让自己离开桌子,找一个同事出去协作!你的大脑、身体和同事都会感谢你!


A Different Path for Thinking

The outdoors is becoming the new frontier of workplace collaboration


With so many design trends to focus on, the one that almost always gets overlooked is utilizing the outdoors to work and collaborate.


And before all you ‘realists’ jump up with snarled lips and yell, “Yeah, but we live in the upper Midwest where we only get 2 seasons…” hear me out.


Collaborationis generally defined as a process of working together toward common goals. Too often this is done inside of a box (a conference room), that fits inside another box (the workplace), and that fits even more neatly inside yet another box (the office building). These levels of constraint can be seen by some as The Seventh Circle of Hell, while others may use this time in meetings to check Facebook to stalk their former heart throb. In order to creatively develop solutions, strengthen a team bond, and reduce the stress in our work lives, there is just one thing that you need to do – go outside!


Offering an antidote for the technology-addicted, Harvard physician Eva M. Selhub, co-author of  Your Brain on Nature, says spending time outdoors is like turning off the stress responses in your brain (and switching on the reward neurons) that allows the higher brain centers to be accessed, resulting in increased concentration, improved memory, greater creativity and productivity, and reduced mental fatigue.


Stepping outdoors to meet with your team or converse with a coworker has been shown to lower blood pressure, while activating creativity in the whole brain.  First, from a neurochemical perspective (for all of you neurologists out there), our brains are more relaxed when we spend time outdoors due to the release of certain chemicals.  According to neuroscientist  David Strayer, when the prefrontal cortex (the front of our melons) quiets down (by sitting or walking in nature), the brain’s default mode network (the back of our brains) kicks in, allowing the ‘flash of insight’ (the cartoon light bulb for an idea) to occur.  Aha!


Another interesting approach and growing trend to collaboration that involves greater wellness is the ‘walk and talk’, or the walking meeting.  Not all collaborative interactions are suitable for walking meetings (it would be difficult to continuously navigate a mobile whiteboard outside without running it into that poor squirrel who can’t make a decision), and not everyone can physically participate in these walking meetings, but for those interactions where colleagues are conferring on decisionsor exploring possible solutions, this is a great alternative.


So instead of reaching for that 2:30 pm energy drink that makes your hand look ginormous, push yourself away from that desk, grab a colleague, and head outside to collaborate!  Your brain, your body, and your colleague will thank you!

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