Increase Productivity by Customising Your Work Space
- Posted by lds
- September 14, 2017
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer
If you want your employees to be highly productive, you need to create a functional and comfortable space for all. Whether you’re building a space from scratch or are renovating an existing one, get help from office fitout professionals to make sure your workplace fits your business’ needs. Best of all, make sure it’s conducive to productivity. Only by strategically designing the space can you get the results you want.
When customising your work space, here are four important factors you need to consider.
Ensure that you have a good work flow in your office. Having office equipment and employees situated at the right areas will facilitate easy access and easy collaboration. One tip is to have zones that have specific functions like providing a venue for planning, brainstorming and working alone. Having a mix of open and closed spaces is one good way to practice zoning.
When picking furniture for your office, don’t just focus on its aesthetic value and how it can help enhance the room’s style. The most important element your furniture should have is comfort. An employee would more likely concentrate on the task given and be more productive if he or she is comfortable.
Bring in more natural light into your office as much as possible as this can significantly increase creativity and productivity. Make the most of natural light by having desks situated right beside windows. Then for artificial light, get indirect instead of direct lighting.
This is one of the most common office complaints, and unsurprisingly it’s also one of the key factors to employee productivity. An office that is too hot or too cold can have a negative effect on your employees’ productivity as their energy will be spent on keeping themselves cool or warm. The result, poor concentration.
Ideally, the temperature in the office should be at 21-25 degrees Celsius. Make sure you have the right equipment to maintain this temperature and design your space so that the area where your employees are situated have this temperature.
Employees spend 40 hours a week in the office. For some, it might even be more. To ensure these 40 hours are productive for each employee, make sure you customise your office space and turn it into an environment where people would be motivated to get work done.
If you need help with your office fitouts, you can trust Working Environments to create the work space you desire. Call us now for a consultation. We also offer medical fitout and medical clinic design services for health care centres, facilities and clinics.