A well-designed office space is an effective yet inexpensive way to increase productivity levels and improve employee engagement.
Healthy office environments are centered around communication, interaction and flexibility between all staff. Here are a few ways to boost your office space to maximise productivity:
Workplace daylight, outdoor views and a view of the surrounding area can all make a difference in improving productivity. Office spaces with plenty of windows and naturally lit common areas have been shown to impact on employee’s mood and general health. Where possible, consider using LED systems rather than fluorescent lighting as it allows adjustment to light intensity and colour throughout the day.
Offices with high air quality can significantly improve employee’s cognitive function and reduce illness. Healthy offices generally have low levels of indoor pollutants and effective ventilation. When choosing an office space, check paints and materials, such as carpets, are well maintained and do not emit toxins. Consider incorporating plants into the office to help filter out toxins and improve humidity.
Employee comfort can be vastly improved with simple changes to furniture and equipment such as office chairs, desk height, dual-monitor set-ups, keyboard trays and mouse pads. Ergonomic office design can play a big role in improving employee’s overall health and productivity.