Businesses of all sizes should regularly take a look at the workplaces that they provide to their workers; determining what they are doing well and what they could improve. The primary focus for many businesses right now is on developing a good workplace strategy that focuses on improving the productivity and health of their employees. Here are a few suggestions.
Two considerations that most business owners are focusing on within their workplace strategy are productivity and health of their employees. When it comes to health, menatl health is especially important. Here are 13 workplace mental health statistics that show why mental health is so important.
Not surprisingly, thoughtful workplace design can be a powerful tool for supporting employee performance. And a collateral benefit is that what typically supports productivity also enhances employee health and wellness – it’s all interrelated.
One way to change health outcomes in your office in a major way is to align the design of the office in such a way to allow maximum sunlight. The more natural light allowed into the office, the better the average mood of the employees inside. The human body needs to come in contact with real sunlight, and having access to natural light is also good for combating symptoms of depression.
Another area to look into when it comes to office design is the level of control that employees have over noise. It is not that noise needs to be completely eliminated from your office, but giving employees control over the amount of noise that penetrates their space to some extent makes them happier. We all like to have a sense of control, and the more control over noise that one has, the better they can focus on their work.