Peaceful Productivity

Innovations that make work less stressful and more relaxing
Implications - The workplace is often associated with stress and negativity, but this stands to change with innovations that help alleviate the pressure of hectic workplace environments. These innovations range from isolated, privacy pods that allow workers to achieve peace and quiet and connect freely friends and loved ones, to desks with built-in sleeping areas so sleep-deprived consumers can squeeze in a quick nap. While stress can be a motivational factor in productivity, it's usually the calm and peaceful mind that will deliver the best work.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 160,743 Total Clicks Oct 11 - Jan 12
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Doze-Friendly Desks - '1.6 sm of Life' Accommodates a Career and Catnaps in the Same Space
SCORE: 7.4
Viral 50,481 Clicks Pub: Oct 10, 11
Doze-Friendly Desks
'1.6 sm of Life' Accommodates a Career and Catnaps in the Same Space
George Costanza would have been thrilled with this project entitled '1.6 sm of Life,' providing a much more comfortable setup for sleeping on the job. The piece first appears to be an attractive but otherwise… [More]
Egg-Shaped Enclosures - The Tisettanta Nu-Ovo is a Space Creating Pod for Your Pad
SCORE: 6
V. Hot 29,674 Clicks Pub: Oct 3, 11
Egg-Shaped Enclosures
The Tisettanta Nu-Ovo is a Space Creating Pod for Your Pad
Despite the fact that eggs seems to be the architectural inspiration for the Tisettanta Nu-Ovo home pod, this is definitely no shabby chicken coop. The Tisettanta Nu-Ovo design is an encasement created… [More]
Badass Scorpion Workstations - The MWE Emperor 200 is Geeky with Attitude
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 43,314 Clicks Pub: Jan 28, 12
Badass Scorpion Workstations
The MWE Emperor 200 is Geeky with Attitude
Whether you're a tech person or not, the MWE Emperor 200 is extremely impressive. The MWE Emperor 200 is simply badass. The scorpion-like design gives it a dangerous predatory look and it has a futuristic… [More]
Corporate Hammock Hangouts - Google Pittsburgh Office Provides Workers with a Net-Like Resting Area
SCORE: 6.3
Warm 21,239 Clicks Pub: Jan 12, 12
Corporate Hammock Hangouts
Google Pittsburgh Office Provides Workers with a Net-Like Resting Area
When designing an ideal workspace, the notion of including a hammock probably ranks high as a desired feature, and that’s exactly what Strada has provided for the Google Pittsburgh office. But Strada wasn’t… [More]
Private Office Pods - The Rhino Workplace Offers a Quiet Place for Workers to Destress
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 11,916 Clicks Pub: Jan 11, 12
Private Office Pods
The Rhino Workplace Offers a Quiet Place for Workers to Destress
Designers are exploring pod-like spaces for workstations, instead of open cubicles where workers have zero privacy, and one of these concepts is the Rhino workplace. An office pod designed to maximize… [More]
Convenient Commuter Carrels - The E-Spot Public Transport Working Place is an Open Office On the Go
SCORE: 2.3
Mild 4,119 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 11
Convenient Commuter Carrels
The E-Spot Public Transport Working Place is an Open Office On the Go
The stressed and conscientious will always find ways to get their tasks done in transit, which is where the E-Spot Public Transport Working Place comes in handy. The blinders and relative privacy that… [More]