It has been confirmed by recent analysis that a comfortable, stimulating,
and pleasing work environment can drastically improve employee
productivity, creativity and overall satisfaction with the job. To raise
general output, employers have been taking measures to enhance the working
environment by adding live and artificial plants, windows and the
flexibility to decorate and personalize individual workspaces to
accommodate employees' individual preferences.
Another recent addition to the list of productivity boosters has been the
arrival of desktop aquariums. They have been offering therapeutic benefits
to office workers, allowing them to clear their minds and focus more
intently on their occupational obligations.
Nature, and simply the idea of escape, has long been an effective means of
stress management; it also helps combat depression, can aid in transitions
with substance abuse, and certain behavioral and psychological disorders.
There is a belief that humans are hardwired to connect with nature. This
connection is often referred to as "biophilia," and is the basis of the
reason that we enjoy spending time outdoors and in parks, visit zoos, and
keep house pets. Contact with animals, plants and nature may be a potent
antidote to stress, credible research suggests, distracting us from
worrisome thoughts, reducing anxiety and lowering blood pressure.
Reasons for the increasing number of office aquariums are their small size,
convenience and easy maintenance. They are also great for any experience
level, making them virtually universal.