Throughout the workplace, every piece of furniture plays an important part when it comes to boosting your employee’s productivity. By replacing your boring, old furniture and replacing It with vibrant, modern furniture throughout your workplace, you will take the productivity of your employees to the next level. Below are our tips on ways you can use office design to enhance productivity throughout your workplace:
Choosing furniture in bright, vibrant colours is a trend throughout many office environments. Studies have shown that offices that feature lots of bland greys and beiges induce feelings of sadness and depression, whereas bright colours increase productivity, reduce stress and spark creativity.
When you work in an office, most your day is spent sitting at your desk. This means there is nothing more important in your office than the desks and chairs that you supply your staff with.
Providing your staff with ergonomic furniture will ensure they are happy and comfortable and not distracted with the aches and pains of uncomfortable furniture. Providing staff with chairs which aren’t comfortable and don’t properly support the back can have a huge effect to employee productivity, leading to long periods of time off work.
Staff who have comfortable chairs and desks can focus better on their work and are much more likely to retain a higher level of productivity and morale, which is a good thing for you as well as your employees.
Lighting is one of the most important factors when it comes to staying focused and productive throughout the day, yet it is one of the areas that gets most over looked. Providing your employees and office environment with bad lighting can cause eyestrain, headaches, fatigue and irritability. Sitting in dark spaces day in, day out can also cause depression.
Filling cabinets, lockers, pedestals and other items that can help your employees to keep their workspaces tidy and organised, will also help them to become more productive. If everything has a home, it will reduce the time they are spending searching through clutter and stacks of paper to find exactly what it is they need.
Sit Stand Desks
It’s not just your health that sit-stand desks can affect, they also affect your productivity. A recent study found that people using sit-stand desks are 45% more productive that those with standard desks. The study also found that 75% of people who had a sit-stand desk felt more comfortable than when they were just provided with a regular desk.