Research suggests that the benefits of natural light in the workplace far outweighing any benefits of artificial lights. It makes perfect sense that an increase in natural light lessens the need for any artificial light source, and that means lower energy consumption. My dream office would not be built with the sole purpose of being green but it can not hurt – switching to natural light will greatly reduce an office’s carbon footprint. Medically natural light has also been linked with fewer headaches, increases in attentiveness, reductions in accidents and even better quality sleep when workers are at home.
Since most corporate environments do not factor in the time for “fun time” or a break the idea of a playground may be going a bit too far which is why I like the idea of a slide. Across the Google offices they have EIGHT and I love this article on The Best Slides And Worst Slides In Google’s Offices! From the dozens of corporate slides I have looked at I’ve decided on an inclosed slide, like this one below at Google, and incorporating some aspects of the amazing one RedBull has in the middle of their London headquarters – my office slide would also be adjacent to a floating staircase.