Productivity levels depend a great deal on the layout and setting of your office space and if you do this successfully, your employees will feel more positive, engaged and inspired.
Here are a few of our top tips for creating an inspiring and productive workplace:
Start with the layout of your space. Fitting your office out with a mix of open-plan areas and private areas mean that your employees can work collaboratively and individually with ease. Installing a break-out area in your office is becoming increasingly popular and comes with benefits like having improved concentration when returning to work as opposed to staying in front of a desk.
Colours have been linked to causing different emotions and feelings and, in workplaces particularly, can be used to increase calming and intellectual properties. The main colours you should think about incorporating into your work space are: Green, (associated with nature and energy and seen as calming and restful) Blue (promoter of intellectual thought and is soothing and serene) and Brown (gives a sense of strength and reliability). By skilfully using colours you are benefiting not only your staff, but also any clients or customers who come into your offices.
Furniture is another way to increase productivity levels in the office.
If a job requires sitting down in front of a computer for long stretches of time investing in ergonomic chairs can make a huge difference to productivity levels. Employees who are comfortable and fully supported will be much more productivity and motivated than those who are uncomfortable at their desk.
An ergonomic chair supports your back and improves posture helping employees to remain focused and boost concentration which is something that will benefit the whole office.
On the topic of improving productivity, plants can be a great way to boost morale and help staff to relax. Plants which do best in on office environment include aloe plants, cactus, spider plants, rubber plants and peace lilies. For facts on how green offices are more productive than ‘lean’ spaces you can take a look at this blog post.
Hopefully these tips will help you to create the best office space for your business and improve the overall atmosphere to a more inspiring one.
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