We recognize that remote workers often face creative blocks, digital fatigue, and a sense of disconnection due to prolonged periods spent in the same work atmosphere. Additionally, they may not be aware of the importance of taking breaks to enhance productivity and efficiency. Furthermore, the lack of support or permission from their company to make changes to their work environment exacerbates these challenges.
As a service designer, our aim is to assist companies in developing a work-life balance culture that provides a supportive outdoor environment for remote workers to experience the positive effects of working in a natural setting.
In response to these needs, we have designed "Fleen," a monthly pop-up event specifically tailored for companies in London. This event takes place on the last Friday of every summer month and aims to provide remote workers with an inspiring and rejuvenating outdoor working experience in the park. The core concept behind Fleen is to leverage the natural setting of the urban green space to enhance creativity, reduce stress, and foster social connections among remote workers.
By participating in Fleen, remote workers will have the opportunity to break free from their typical work environment and immerse themselves in nature. They will be able to work amidst green spaces, guided by a curated series of podcasts on optimizing creativity and managing stress while working in the park. These podcasts will offer practical tips, techniques, and insights to enhance your work experience.
Additionally, Fleen promotes social connections among remote workers. The event creates a shared experience where individuals from different departments can come together, interact, and collaborate. This fosters a sense of community and helps combat the feeling of isolation that remote workers often experience.
Through the implementation of Fleen, we strive to encourage companies to recognize the importance of providing their remote workers with opportunities to work outdoors. By embracing the positive impacts of nature on well-being and performance, companies can create a more supportive work culture that prioritizes the mental health needs of their remote employees.