Achieving a good level of productivity is a priority for every business. There’s always a new scheme, or method or technology to help us be more productive – so much so that it can often be tough keeping on top of them all.
One of the best methods, and one that is often neglected, is to make sure that your workspace is contributing. Office design has a big impact on your employees and how they work; read on to find out our top tips for maximising your office productivity.
Variety is the spice of life
Offices have been trending towards “open plan” arrangements over everything else for a long time now. The feeling has been that the more “open” everything is, the easier it will be for people to collaborate and be energised.
This might be true to a degree, but many are now leaning towards creating “variety” instead of prioritising an open plan space over everything else.
What this means in practical terms is that you provide different workspaces in your office to cater to different types of work and people. This can mean one section that is open and louder, alongside other spaces that offer privacy and quiet. Your employees will then be able to choose the space that suits them best to get their work done.
Get the environment right
This sounds obvious, but you would be surprised at how often it is ignored. One of the easiest ways to boost productivity is to provide a space that people are comfortable in.
We all know the benefits of getting enough natural light, but are you aware of how important proper ventilation is? Automated air conditioning systems which keep the air fresh and at the right temperature go a long way to improving people’s physical and mental health.
Likewise, you should really consider your office furniture and ensure there are different types of seating and desk layouts so that everyone can find a space that is comfortable for them.
Personalise the space
In the age of hybrid working it is more important than ever to offer people something in the office that they cannot get at home. One of the most impactful ways to do this is to customise your space with bespoke decoration.
No one wants to work in a drab, uninspiring office anymore. Instead, try branding your space so that it reflects the tone and personality of the business. It will make your employees feel more like part of the company and create a great atmosphere to show clients who you are.
Work isn’t everything…
If you want people to work harder, you need to give them spaces where they don’t work. Productivity requires people who are fresh, happy and healthy – and the office you choose can make all the difference.
This means choosing an office that comes with additional amenities and facilities like breakout rooms, cafes, gyms, gardens, lakes and much more. There are many ways to do this, but the easiest is the choose an office space which provides all that for you.
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