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The best and worst office views in the UK

What do you see when you look out the window of your office? Do you even have windows at all? Mobile Slots, a digital entertainment company, recently asked British workers to share the views from their desks, capturing both stunning and depressing sights. The Telegraph recently reported on the competition’s findings.

The competition received hundreds of entries from around the country. Some included snaps of breath-taking skylines such as a distant Edinburgh Castle, while others featured not-so-inspiring views of brick walls and an oilrig.

Melanie Jones, an operations manager from Farnborough sent in a picture of a drab and dirty air conditioning unit that she says blows hot air into her office and produces so much noise she can barely hear other people talk.

The winner of the best view is Suffolk-based groundsman Andrew Atterwill, who’s job cutting grass and tending to the marshes near Bungay affords him the above scenery as an office. He says the view of the banks of the River Waveney inspires him to get into work early to sit and watch the sun rise.

Studies have repeatedly shown that exposure to natural light improves employee productivity. Those who enjoy sunlight at the office sleep an average of 46 minutes longer than those who work in windowless workplaces. They also sleep more soundly, according to a study published last year.

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