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Relieve Stress at Your Workplace with Indoor Fountains

Aug 10, 2008
Business owners and employees alike can appreciate the value of a relaxing atmosphere at work. Workplaces that are sterile, bare and uninviting are much less enjoyable (and efficient) spaces compared to those with a warm and natural atmosphere.

Research supports the theory that indoor fountains can help with employee morale and overall performance. There are several aspects of the indoor fountain that contribute to the positive energy that many attribute to increased productivity.

The first, and most obvious, of these elements is the sound of the water in an indoor fountain. There are several different types of indoor fountains like wall fountains, floor fountains and desk fountains, but they all have the element of water motion.

This falling or trickling water produces a very subtle sound that creates a relaxing and soothing atmosphere. Another element of an indoor fountain is the fountain itself.

The natural beauty of an indoor fountain can bring a sense of serenity to any workplace. Even if you can't hear the water, an indoor fountain in itself is a moving, three dimensional work of art.

There are many different styles available. So many in fact that you are sure to find one that fits and enhances an office decor.

Beyond the relaxing beauty and soothing sound of an indoor fountain, the aspect of a simple, natural presence can be very effective in elevating moods and combating stress. Over stressed workers are more likely to make mistakes, take more sick days and report a lower level of job satisfaction.

So we have determined that having indoor fountains in an office setting can help relive stress, raise energy and cognition, relax a potentially stressed workforce, and bring positive energy to any setting.

But, is it practical? The answer is yes. Indoor fountains are incredibly easy to maintain and come in different styles, sizes, shapes and materials so you can find the right one for your office easily.

For large offices, a floor (or free-standing) fountain might be your best option. These can be placed in the entrance or in a large hallway or any open space that is well traveled or central to where many people work.

For smaller offices, a wall fountain may best suit the surroundings. Wall fountains can be hung unobtrusively almost anywhere and come in horizontal and vertical styles.

Though most people agree that the water sounds from an indoor fountain are soothing and relaxing, some are apprehensive that it may be too distracting or that the water may splash. Luckily, there is a very good solution if this becomes a problem.

Most indoor fountains don't run enough water to make a loud noise or splash. However, an addition of river rocks to the bottom of the fountain will further soften the water flow.

General maintenance typically involves periodically wiping out the fountain, and adding water about as often as you would water a plant as some water will be lost to evaporation. Such a simple, yet profound solution to workplace stress!
About the Author
Wendy Moyer writes for search engine marketing company AuthorityDomains.com. Earth Inspired Products creates earth friendly interior decor , including indoor fountains and much more.
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