As working from home starts to wind down and the new year starts to take charge, it is time to start encouraging your staff to return to working in the office this year.
Whilst working from home may be great, there are greater benefits from working in a collaborative office space. Before having your employees return to the office, some key factors should be considered to ensure a smooth transition. Refreshing your office space is a great way to reinvigorate and inspire new ideas and employee work efforts in the office.
Continue reading to learn more about the key factors to ensure a smooth transition back to the workplace.
Health and Wellbeing
Some workers may be hesitant to return to the office due to ongoing health risks. The introduction of partitions to the office is a great way to help eliminate risk and provide a socially distant workspace for your staff. There are many different options available when it comes to partitions. Mobile and freestanding partitions provide large flexible coverage whereas, clamp on desk screens can attach to your existing desks if you’re tight on space.
Many employees have become comfortable in their working from home environment, so it’s important to provide them with a workspace that can give them the same comfort that they have become used to whilst working from home. Providing your staff with an ergonomic desk chair can be a great first step in creating a comfortable workspace for them. Many benefits come with ergonomic desk chairs, such as providing posture support and alleviating pain caused by sitting all day. The use of a rapid riser to ensure your screen is positioned at the correct height, with an ergonomic desk chair and a correctly positioned desk, can help to make a comfortable working space for your employees.
Create a Pleasant and Welcoming Environment
One thing employees miss are the social interactions that come with working in a collaborative space. Creating a space within your office where your employees can spend breaks is a great way to encourage interaction and collaboration. The use of lounges can create a comfortable and inviting space that can allow your employees to take a moment to interact with their colleagues.
This interaction between employees not only has benefits for the individual but also for the workplace. It can lead to an increase in collaboration and learning that cannot occur via a computer screen.
These are just a few simple ways to help encourage your employees back into the office.
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