Did you know the average person in Australia will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime? While employees are responsible for their area of work within a company, employers have a corporate social responsibility to maintain morale in the workplace.
One of the simplest ways to improve employee satisfaction in the workplace is focusing on the environment itself. Office environments should be inviting to anyone who steps inside but this can often be difficult to achieve when there are rent restrictions involved which prevent decorating the interior. To help you make your employees feel more comfortable at work, take a look at these 4 easy ways to enhance the ambiance of your office space:
1. Keep Areas Orderly
There are several benefits of decluttering your workspace. Ever heard of the expression “a tidy home equals a tidy mind?” Well, the same applies to your office space. Keeping areas orderly not only assists employees with staying focused but it can also help improve their immune systems. Messy offices can attract germs and dust which can result in heightening allergies and making people sick. Elite Filing Banks can be custom made to suit your organisational and storage needs. Plus, you can choose your own colour scheme!
2. Add Some Greenery
Plants are one of the best solutions for enhancing your office environment to make it feel more welcoming and comfortable. A 2010 study by the University of Technology, Sydney found that when plants were introduced into an office space, there were significant reductions in stress among employees.
Plants are renowned for having a calming effect as well as helping to reduce sickness by naturally cleaning the air of pollutants. An easy way to enhance your office décor and add some greenery is by introducing a vertical garden wall. Garden walls can be used as an interesting feature to display your plants or they can be used as a divider to separate a more private area in your office.
3. Only Use Comfortable Furniture
Your employees’ health should always be a priority in your office space. Office workers are required to spend most of their days at a desk and in front of a computer, and while sitting down might seem comfortable, it can cause a lot of strain on the body if the wrong furniture is being used.
Introducing height adjustable furniture such as desks and chairs to your office space encourages good posture, facilitates regular blood flow and promotes a flexible team environment. Adjustable workstations are particularly beneficial, giving your employees the freedom to choose whether they want to spend their day sitting or standing which can help improve productivity by making them feel more comfortable and at ease. For more health-oriented, ergonomic furniture, see here.
Is it time to upgrade your office space? At All Storage Systems, we offer complete office fitout and design services from layout to product selection and installation. No matter your industry, our team of specialists can design the perfect office space to suit your business.
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