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7 Ways to Create a Highly Productive Office Space
Productivity is at the heart of the success of your business. A productive work environment encourages your employees to be more creative and efficient which could increase your revenues and business success.
However, making your office space more productive could come down to the setting, structure, and work environment of the office. From the layout of furniture and color selection to overall office vibes, you have to ensure that everything offers a productive space.
Below are seven easy ways to turn your commercial office into a highly productive space for your employees.
Develop Personal Connections
It’s quite important to develop personal connections with your employees in order to increase their emotional well-being. Having strong emotional connections at work increases employees’ loyalty and encourages them to treat your organization as their own.
You should practice empathy so that your employees don’t feel demotivated and they know you care about them. Let them express themselves and share their ideas so that they don’t feel left out.
Another way to give your office a personal touch is by encouraging your employees to have a personal desktop calendar, a plant, or any items that inspire them to be productive. Moreover, give them the flexibility to take short breaks to rest their mind and be more productive.
Create an Efficient Layout
Your office layout not only reflects the image of your company but also the energy of the space. So if you want your employees to be more productive, make sure to provide them a layout that boosts their creativity and efficiency.
From ensuring the correct commercial office furniture layout to having adequate lighting and overall appearance, you need to consider every little detail. You may encourage your team to rearrange their desks for increased efficiency or consider hiring a professional to plan a layout for your new office.
Get Some Indoor Plants
Bringing nature inside your office space makes it look more lively and inviting. Having lots of plants in your office cleans the air, which is better for employees’ wellbeing and keeps them energetic.
Natural greenery itself motivates the employees to stay productive and it also helps reduce stress. The findings of a study show that bringing plants into the office environment helped increase employees' productivity by 15%.
Have a Storage Space
People often use their desks to store excess papers and other items. However, it makes your space look cluttered which can disturb your employees' focus and attention. Thus, it’s better to invest in storage solutions so your employees’ desks remain decluttered.
For example, get a rack where employees could store their bags and extra items. It also makes a nice idea to provide each employee with a personal storage space where they could store office supplies and other stuff.
Look for Natural Lighting
Exposure to natural light not only boosts mood but also offers productivity benefits. Studies also show that getting enough natural light during the day can ensure better sleep at night. When your employees will have better sleep, they’ll arrive fresh and energetic the following day. So, make sure that your office gets enough natural lighting and make optimal use of it. For example, you may consider positioning desks in a way that they receive natural light.
However, if your office is windowless or receives little natural lighting, you can use artificial lighting to ensure enough light intake. Use full-spectrum blubs or spotlights as they keep the light warm and soft, stimulating the look of natural light. Likewise, add natural elements such as fern or spider plants that tolerate low light and make the space look brighter.
A messy office can stress and distract your employees so make sure to keep the space clean and clutter-free. You should be cleaning your office every day; hiring a commercial cleaner is the best solution for this. Moreover, it makes a nice idea to corral the power cards or go wireless if possible, so your office looks wider and open.
Bring Some Fun
Having fun at work releases ‘feel-good’ hormones which boost employees’ moods and allow them to be more creative and productive. So, make sure your office has a space where employees could spend a few minutes relaxing. It could be a ten minutes game of table football, breathing activity of three minutes, or even just a comfy chair where they could relax. Incorporating guided meditation or yoga into your work culture is another interesting way to make your office more mindful and productive
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