As an avid reader of our blog, you’ll already know that there’s a strong link between productivity at work and your office design. A well designed office doesn’t just make your employees happier, it also helps them to work more effectively and efficiently.
But how can you take advantage of this wonderful news? Well, we’ve got a few of the best tips and tricks to make sure that your office breeds creativity, efficiency and productivity.
You probably spend most of your working day sitting down, so you’ve got to make sure that you and your employees sit right! Make sure you’re staff are 24-36 inches away from computer screens and adjust chairs to give a slightly reclined position – you don’t want people hunching over their desks!
Make sure that your office has plenty of storage so your staff can keep their desks free of clutter. Encourage people to file documents in the right places and to keep their desks as simple as possible. A clear desk breeds a clear mind.
One great way of boosting concentration and increasing efficiency is by adding subtle scents to your office. They key word here is ‘subtle’! You don’t want to overpower the room with smells as this can be counter-productive. Try using pine, cinnamon and citrus to improve focus and mood in your office.
We can’t get enough of colour, here at Officescape. In fact, we’ve even written a whole blog about it! Be aware of which colours can have a positive effect on productivity (such as blue), and make sure you take advantage of them.
Getting the temperature right at work can be a tricky business. There’s always one person who complains of being cold all year round, but cranking up the heating can be bad for productivity at work. Get some windows open and let the fresh air in – studies have shown that slightly cooler temperatures are better to get your employees working.
There are plenty of ways in which you can use design to get the most out of your workforce, and here at Officescape, that’s our specialty. We’ve got plenty of experience in finding the best ways to improve your office design so you can focus on productivity. So, if your office is in need of an expert touch, get in contact with us today by calling 01553 811 833 to speak to a member of our friendly team.