The Psychological Power of Physical Space
We just moved into a new office space, and it’s made me consider the impact that physical space has on our human psychology: the physical spaces we occupy shape our sense of self and what we’re capable of. They have a bearing on our confidence, creativity, courage, and belonging.
I’m learning that if those concepts play centrally into an organization’s culture and collective identity, then our physical work spaces are worth serious design and consideration.
I know this isn’t a new idea, but it’s been an exciting intention that we’ve brought into working with an architect, an interior designer, and our team to explore how our new Uncharted HQ can be a place of creativity, a place of shared belonging, a place with gravitational pull for our network and community.
We just moved in three weeks ago, so I’m curious what kinds of stories this space will invite us to tell about our vision, our impact, and ourselves.