Meet the b + c team! Rachel Smith

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This weeks employee spotlight is Rachel Smith! Rachel has experience in marketing, social media management, event production, and graphic design. She has worked with several industries from healthcare to fashion to hospitality, helping further their marketing efforts. She graduated from the Art Institute of San Diego with a Fashion Marketing & Management degree and joined b + c in late 2017 where she now creates marketing material and manages b + c events. 

 

Can't get enough of Rachel?! Let's get to know her a little better...

 

Fun Facts ...

What is a secret talent of yours?

I’m an excellent whistler

Where is your favorite place to be?

San Felipe, Baja

What is the last joke you recall?

What do you call a fake noodle?

An impasta

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

-       Swim with a whale shark

-       Pacific North West road trip

-       Bungee jumping

What was the worst pet you’ve ever had?

A gold fish that ate my other gold fish 

Can natural light affect productivity?

 photo source: Kimball Brand 

photo source: Kimball Brand 

Believe it or not, windows play a big role in an employee's satisfaction with a work space. That's because lighting doesn't just affect how well we are able to see, it also affects our mood + behavior. 

But while it's true that natural light can result in happier workers, less absenteeism, reduced stress, + fewer illnesses, there's also a compelling economic reason to bring more light into the workplace - A greater dose of daylight can also increase employee productivity + alertness. And the best part is, it doesn't matter if the natural light is coming through windows or filtered through translucent materials, you + your employees will experience the same benefits. 

But what about the employees who aren't lucky enough to work near a window? Don't worry, you don't have to leave them sitting in the dark. Glass panels, glazed movable walls, lower panel heights, + translucent or mesh partitions/walls can improve their access to daylight, too. Plus, some of these solutions even provide the added benefit of acoustic privacy. 

 

Why does daylight matter? 

- reduces stress, increases productivity, + alertness 

- workers overwhelmingly prefer working near windows 

- natural light provides variety + stimulation during the day 

- tapping natural light resource reduces energy use 

 

 

 

1. https://www.kimball.com/