Even when you have no green in sight and only other buildings, you can still see natural light and watch people on the street if you want.
I sit in an office within a huge production hall.
The windows on the right side look to another bigger office, which get only partial natural light because its windows are not exterior windows.
The windows in front of me, look to another tinier office with no external windows at all.
The windows behind me look to the upper deck of the production hall, so only cable cabinets, metal bridges and elevators in sight.
The other wall, has no windows at all.
And let's not start with background noise...
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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At my previous employer, I had a window office on the second floor. Awesome view of fountain, geese, lawn, etc. Also, whenever the landscape guys came to maintain all of it (at least weekly), I had to resist sitting there for extended periods of time watching them. It was tough to get any work done.
Now that I have no view and have to walk a way to even see outside (and the view there is not nearly as pastoral), I have no such distractions and get a lot more done.
You needed taller (read "bigger" when talking to your boss) monitors/etc.
Mine obstruct the bottom part of my window so I can normally only see sky/tree tops, not the landscapers and parking lot.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
For most of my career, I've been in a lab in a basement underground or deep inside a building. Last year I started working for a private space company writing code to test rocket engines. From my seat, I have a front row seat to the test stand about 500 yards away where they light these expensive candles. It's like watching rocket launches every day. It's awesome. I have the best view in the company and I'm the low man on the totem pole in my department. Not sure how that worked out, but I'll take it.
At the office I sit next to the window and wish I didn't, give me four walls and monitor glow.
At home I will hopefully get an office soon instead of the kitchen table, once my middle child gets married and moves out.
The work environment here is from the 70's. Typical last century layout -- the slave drivers get the windows behind walled offices, the slaves get to work in the florescent, stuffy pit with soothing prison colors for cubicle walls. Recently they removed one of the colors, a nice eggshell blue, repainting the metal with battleship grey, so now everything is two-tone, grey and "some soothing color." My only recourse is putting my CP MVP awards and paintings on the cubicle walls and a webcam view of the outside on my monitor. Rather sucks. But hey, I'm only here 3 days a week, the other 2 days I have a gorgeous view of the woods and the sounds of the babbling brook and birds from my home office and on nice days I can take a 10 minute hike up the hill with my laptop and cell phone hotspot and have this for a view.
roof terrace and panorama glasses all over the office. half of vienna can be seen from here.
Nice sunny day today
Computers stand in a way that they don't get direct sun on the screen but it's a very bright and friendly office location.
And an awesome kitchen here... with open air area for lunch. great, when summer comes
The lack of green in UK cities always leaves me astonished. I guess I am lucky since Turin is the greenest city in Italy despite being quite rich of jobs... And I still find it too choking, I'm glad my house is in a proper rural paradise. If only I could work from home...