Every human has a left and right hemisphere of the brain that influence how we see, experience and judge things. Each choice process is determined by the influence of the left and right hemisphere of the brain, of ratio and emotion, of mind and heart. Accommodation for your left or right hemisphere?
A left-brain approach emphasizes the quantitative aspects of accommodation. The hard rational and economic approach. (Are we doing the right things and do things in the right way?) And about governance. (Is the learn/work environment manageable and in control?).
While an approach from the right hemisphere of the brain mainly emphasizes the qualitative aspects of a learn/work environment. The soft psychological and social approach. (How does the learn/work environment affect you?)
What would happen if people brought their hearts to work, as well as their professional skills?
The truth is not the middle but a balance of a left and a right brain approach in a given context. This gives inspired buildings where it is pleasant to stay. With an emphasis on ‘places that work’ instead of ‘workplaces’. This balance differs not only per individual but also per organization. See also the Officestyles segments. It is about the balance of the conceptual and analytical thinking of the left brain and the holistic and contextual thinking of the right brain. Or as Mercedes Benz puts it in its commercial: The best (of both sides) or nothing (at all).
Creating a learn/work environment is both a logical and emotional one. The rule of balance the logical mind with the emotional heart. Left brain logic and right brain desire.
The best (of both sides) or nothing (at all).
In a 1982 Saab advertisement it was worded as follows: “A car for the left side of your brain or a car for the rights side of your brain?”
See also the video clip of the Saab 900 from 1988, “Sides of the brain” (25 sec). Actual technique versus sensory experience.
“Always listen to your heart. Even though it’s on your left side, it’s always right.”
ATELIER V stands for her passion of ‘connecting the dots’ that creates accommodation with heart and soul with and for customers.
- I am the left brain.
- I am a scientist.
- A mathematician.
- I love the familiar.
- I categorize.
- I am accurate.
- I am practical.
- Always in control.
- A master of words and language.
- I calculate equations and play with numbers.
- I am order.
- I am logic.
- I know exactly who I am.
- I am the right brain.
- I am creativity.
- A free spirit.
- I am passion.
- I am the sound of roaring laughter.
- I am taste.
- The feeling of sand beneath bare feet.
- I am movement.
- Vivid colors.
- I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas.
- I am boundless imagination.
- I sense.
- I feel.
- I am everything I wanted to be.