Looming deadlines, changing client demands and hiccups in the project management setup create stress. Add to this the daily stresses every employee experiences, and before long the job at hand can seem overwhelming. Did you know that two office space design tips and tricks can foster a strong sense of creativity even during these stressful times?
Wood, Light, and Space Invigorate the Senses for Creative Thinking
Natural wood is soothing. Natural light is an immediate mood enhancer. Ample leg room around your employees’ desks allows for the feeling of personal space, which reduces anxiety, and might provide the ability to do some desk exercises. While you most likely cannot create windows where there are none, consider the installation of light boxes, which mimic the look of covered windows. The illumination comes from bulbs that imitate natural sunlight.
Lifestyle Amenities, Collaborative Work Spaces, and Quiet Areas Enhance Resourcefulness
A lifestyle amenity is the juice bar in your break room, the treadmill in the employee lounge or the started puzzles that anyone is welcome to work on at any time. When a worker needs to step away for a bit, changing the direction of the mind is an effective method for letting the subconscious take a crack at the problem. Collaborative work spaces allow for impromptu brainstorming sessions while quiet work areas let employees put together the pieces of the problem to formulate a solution. Movable walls create lounges and work spaces without the need for construction.
These office space design suggestions may not change your workers’ lives, but they can help with gaining perspective on a problematic issue without suffering burnout. This, in turn, affects attrition. Contact us today if you are looking for office space and we can point you in the right direction for other office space design tips that may be ideal for your business.