Creating a space that functions as a place to innovate, connect, focus, and collaborate is easier than it sounds and can be the most effective tool for inspiring productivity in the workplace. Follow the points below for an effortless roadmap to developing an inspiring and energetic office space.
Ergonomics & Efficiency
Incorporating ergonomic options is a proven way to increase productivity in the workplace and fosters a healthier environment for happy employees to flourish in. Whether the office is set up in a fluid, open-concept layout, or if there are personal workspaces provided for employees, ergonomic furniture is the best choice for updating the office space.
The Right Chair For The Job
The right chair can increase workplace productivity. An ergonomic chair helps boost productivity in two ways. First, being comfortable at work allows employees to focus and reduces fatigue, leading to a more accurate and efficient workday.
Second, an ergonomic chair can help reduce the risk of injury, such as repetitive stress strains or muscle pain caused by poor posture. The proper support can reduce the odds of workplace injury and absenteeism.
Consider including a few options from The CoolMesh Series in communal office spaces for employees to use or upgrade the whole team with some fresh new seating options.
Stand Up For Productivity
For another ergonomic addition to the office, consider the benefits of electric height adjustable desks. Also called standing desks or sit-stand desks, staff can transition from working at the proper height to working while standing up at the touch of a button. Our Performance Height Adjustable Table Guide makes it easy to operate these adaptable desks. Soon, the whole office will want one!
Office Additions to Boost Focus and Energy
Office managers and designers can instantly improve employees’ focus and energy by incorporating these simple design elements to naturally boost productivity in the workplace.
The Power of Colour
The use of colour can have significant effects on an employee’s mood, energy levels, and productivity. Most businesses have set brand colours that office designers work with when developing an office space; however, they should also consider the subconscious effects of color use.
For example, the colour green is associated with balance, growth, and nature. Research also shows that it can improve your creative performance. Blue is seen as one of the most productive colours as it often boosts relaxation and intellectual thought. Yellow is a popular color for teams since it promotes happiness and positivity. Orange can promote mental stimulation and happiness. And white is associated with cleanliness but can be uninspiring. Use this colour in an open space.
Lighting makes a Difference
Let the light in and watch employee productivity in the workplace blossom before your eyes. Set up office staff as close to windows as possible, and the natural light spilling in will not only energize the staff and light up the room, but it can also help reduce energy use by keeping the office toasty warm.
Skip the overhead fluorescents, and opt for a softer natural coloured light to keep employees happy and comfortable. Additional lighting can be offered by providing staff with personal lighting options such as the LED Hutch Task Light or Vamp Led Light.
Not only do plants clean the air and provide employees with a pop of colour, but they also help reduce stress, noise levels, and sickness. By placing some low-maintenance plants around the office, productivity and employee satisfaction can increase significantly.