How you design your workplace is more important than you think. It’s strongly believed that a workplace that puts employees first is key to improving both wellbeing and productivity. Employees require a better working environment to combat common, everyday issues such as stress and fatigue.
A genuine break time area.
What good is a break time if you return to work feeling no better than before? A break area needs to be open plan and equipped with equipment to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated, such as hot drinks machines, water coolers or a Micro Market. Furthermore, you could also look into tying your break time area in to a recreational area. This will transform a typical working environment into one that is fun, lively, and one that your employees will want to be a part of. A recreational and break time area may spark further creativity from your staff.
Comfort takes priority.
More and more employers are starting to understand just how important their staff are to their business. They are a real asset to your company. In a staggering fact that we’ve made you aware of before, we spend around a third of our working lives at work, so having a comfortable working environment is vital. Although it sounds silly to suggest a chair can improve this, there is some truth in it. A chair that offers firm back support that’s adjustable for different people will help, and may lead to stronger performance in the workplace.
It’s also the little things…
Elsewhere, it has been suggested that filling your workplace with natural light promotes a healthier environment. Many businesses, particularly smaller ones, have their offices in closed spaces and must therefore rely on littering their workplace with lights to brighten up the surroundings. Open areas at work can ease workplace stress, so try to implement as many of these as you can. It’s also been noted that adding greenery to your surroundings can help. Plants are good for your health and the likes of holy basil and jasmine can help purify the air and make your workplace more productive. Why not try it?
To tie up.
It’s fantastic to hear that employers are identifying issues in the workplace and are keen on taking steps to improve the wellbeing of their workforce. Coinadrink can help with our advanced refreshment solutions and innovative Micro Market concept, but ideas clearly stem much further.