Designing the Perfect Office Space to Boost Productivity
Whether you are still working from home or have started to phase your employees back into the office, we all know how big of an impact the right (or wrong) work environment can have on someone’s ability to focus and their generally productivity. For business owners and office managers, this means that office design is an important area of focus that should not be forgotten about. If you are feeling lost and wondering where to start, the team here at RTC Business Park has pulled together some of the most important considerations when it comes to intelligent office design that will help you boost not only the productivity but also the creativity of your workforce.
The right furniture can make or break your office when it comes to the comfort of your employees, and therefore their productivity. While most people assume that providing comfortable furniture is an optional extra, this is simply not the case. The truth is that employers must provide the proper seating and workstations, especially in offices with heavy computer use. This is in-line with their duties under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations.
Additionally, providing the right furniture will not only help your employees work safely but it can also help them to work comfortably, which will allow them to shift their entire focus on to their daily tasks.
Tidy house, tidy mind is a saying that is just as true in the office. An untidy workspace screams of inefficiency and disorder, which can often be reflected in the quality of the work itself. It would be unrealistic to expect all workspaces to be bare of any personal effects or office items, but keeping things as clean and tidy as possible can only produce positive results!
When it comes to individual workspaces, ensure that all your employees have their own drawers and desk organisers where they can keep everything they need to carry out the roles, along with any personal items they wish to brighten up their own space with. As for the wider office area, ensure that this is kept clutter free and that there are several waste bins provided (which are then regularly emptied).
Lighting can make or break any space, dramatic altering the mood of a room. In an office environment day light is, of course, the best type of light when it comes to productivity but we recognise that this isn’t realistic for everyone office – especially with the gloomy autumn weather setting in here in the UK.
The second-best option is to use LED lighting, which is far more beneficial than the harsh fluorescent lighting that has long since plagued offices.