How to Create a Productive Work Environment

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How to Create a Productive Work Environment

  • 25th December 2018

At RTC we know that all employers want to get the most out of their employees, and the place to start with is creating a productive environment in the workspace. Our office spaces in Derby are available in a range of shapes and sizes to suit your requirements, enabling you to get the most out of your team. However, there are many different ways to create a productive environment and combining the factors below will give you the head start your team needs.

Office Layout

More offices are going for a relaxed team atmosphere rather than your typical office layout with numerous workstations accommodating one person per station. Many are opting for communal workspaces to allow for more interaction between staff. It may be an idea you haven’t thought of to improve productivity but facilitating interaction between team members can do a lot to boost productivity and employee’s moods.

Break-Out Area

Having somewhere your employees do not work is also a good idea, as sometimes a change of scenery is needed. Break-out areas are a place where informal meetings can be held, or where employees can take a quick break or maybe even eat their lunch rather than having to eat at their desk if they cannot leave the office. This is the area where you can let your imagination run wild and make it quirky and unique. Think of the likes of Google or Amazon who are known for their amazing office break-out areas.


You may not have even given a thought to the lighting in your work environment, but it can have a huge impact on the productivity of your employees. If the lighting levels are wrong, it could put a strain on their eyes and even lead to headaches. Have you thought about creating more natural light in your workplace? It is true that natural light does make happier workers, reduces stress and increases employee productivity and alertness.

Colour Schemes

Research shows that strong bright colours can affect your behaviour and productivity, but which colour is the best for an office environment? Well, that depends on what your business is. If you are doing heavily detailed work for most of the day such as accountancy, then blue is the colour to stimulate your team and make then more productive. However, your business is more of a creative venture, in which case, yellow is the perfect colour to get the creative juices flowing. Red is going to be your colour of choice for the more physical team as this will stimulate the senses in this way too.

Whatever you’re looking for when it comes to creating a productive working space, RTC is here to listen, advise and help you create the best space for your needs.