University life can be pleasant and joyful, but is at times characterized by pressure and stress. Research show that our empathic capacity can be impaired under situations of excessive stress. People are happier at work when exposed by green qualities. They lower their stress, improve their short time memory and concentration ability.
A great deal of the innovative thinking, creativity and production are taking place in looser constellations within and between companies, universities, individual entrepreneurs and researchers. Such constellations require freer forms in which to have meetings, exchange ideas and be creative, e.g., cafés, bars and restaurants, and meeting rooms. But in addition to these places meant for intensive interaction, where our sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, our parasympathetic nervous system also needs places where we can relax.
Interchange of this makes a happy workday.