Increase functionality in workspaces
The space where your staff works each day should house everything they need to do their job to a high standard. At the very least they should have a comfortable and supportive chair, a desk and sufficient lighting. If they don’t have these essential, you need to make this a top priority. You need to talk to your team and ask them what they need to do their job. It could be additional storage, colour coded folders or extra computer monitors. Also, consider extras that could keep everyone’s space clean and tidy, such as coat hooks, rubbish bins and noticeboards. This increase in functionality will make it easier for them to complete their work.
Bring in some colour
If your office decor is starting to look a little dull and old fashioned, this could be the opportunity to be bold with colour. It will make the space far more enjoyable and make your staff feel instantly more creative. Look into how colour can impact people’s moods to ensure you pick a colour that enhances and doesn’t distract. The colour red for instance can help to stimulate your employees mind’s but it’s also linked to feelings of anger. So carefully plan how and where you intend to use it. Look online for office inspiration to see how employers have used colour. Also, place some indoor plants around your workspace to add colour and make the space brighter.
Create a break area
To keep your staff focused and healthy it’s important that they have adequate breaks throughout their working day. Instead of encouraging them to eat outside of the office or at their desk, you can make an employee break area. This can be a spare room or corner of the office where your staff can relax and rejuvenate. It also allows them to interact with their colleagues. You can rent coffee machines from suppliers like Pure Bean Office Cafe and provide snacks that every can dig into. A mini fridge and a microwave are also popular items to include in a break area. Invest in some comfortable chairs or stools and make sure there is plenty of surface space. Doing this will make your staff feel appreciated and encourage them to look after their health.
You should now know how to transform your office and make it a more employee friendly environment. Creating a space that has all of your team member’s needs in mind will improve productivity and morale almost instantly. So make these changes today and find it easier to attract and maintain employees.