Research has shown that improving the work environment can boost employee productivity and happiness. And happier, more productive employees lead to more success for the company.
Here are just a few ways you can help improve your office’s working environment:
Keep the office clean, comfortable and well decorated. Investing in comfortable seating and nice decor communicates to employees that you care about their well-being.
Make sure the office is well lit. Natural light is best, but light fixtures with adjustable filters also help employees. Poor lighting can lead to eyestrain, headaches and blurred vision.
Designate a space for relaxation. Providing a space for employees to relax for a few minutes and have time for social interaction allows employees to take needed breaks without distracting others who are working.
Foster collaboration. Designate small and large areas where employees can step away from their offices or cubicles to work together on a project. Just having this space encourages collaboration.