Disengaged and unmotivated employees can not only affect your workplace culture but are generally less efficient, lack accuracy in completing daily tasks and can cost your company with absenteeism and loss in productivity. We’ve taken a look a few design features you can integrate into your workplace design to dissolve any struggles with office blues…
With a new era of increasingly more autonomous workplace policies upon us it is important that your workplace environment caters to everyone. The implementation of more open plan or agile work environments not only demonstrates that you trust your employees but also allows your staff to choose their own work environments, depending on their personality type or their mood supporting their overall mental wellbeing.
Make it light work
Not only does allowing your staff access to natural daylight improve their productivity while at work but also contributes to better sleeping patterns, information recall and general mood. We recommend placing workstations around the perimeter of your floor plate to maximise the amount of natural light your staff can access. If space doesn’t permit this, create informal break out areas and collaboration spaces as close to natural light as possible and consider replacing solid partitions with glazing to increase the overall reach of natural light.
Going green is now a huge opportunity for many of the businesses we create workplaces for. This can be created in your workplace design by bringing nature and greenery into the workplace which can help to reduce stress and boost creativity, as well as naturally improving your air quality having a major impact on the overall wellbeing of your employees.
Break it Up
Dedicating ample room for your breakout area that has space for rest and recreation is a true indication to your employees that you care about their wellbeing. Encouraging positive relationships and social connection is vital for your team morale. These social spaces often create links which allow for better collaboration and helps employees feel more connected and positive about their work.