The office is where you’ll be most of your week, and it makes sense that the environment is made pleasant to be in. This post takes a look at how certain adaptions can make your office more environmentally friendly, more productive and keep your business up to speed with the digital age.
Managing your heating and air conditioning systems effectively keeps your staff happy and comfortable in the workplace. Investing in thermostatic controls for your office can be used to save money in the long term, cut your business’s carbon footprint as well as the primary function of keeping ambient heat levels consistent and conducive to a comfortable working environment.
Natural lighting is very important for mental health at work and can have a significant impact on daily productivity. Natural lighting is much preferable to harsh bright artificial lighting or dimly lit spaces. It’s not only the ability to see our work, but the way it affects our mood that is the real important factor about office lighting. Especially in winter months, productivity and morale tends to be lower, partly down to darker mornings and evenings – this can be improve by larger windows letting in as much natural light as possible.
Being connected at all times is of utmost importance for businesses in this digital age. Nothing is more demoralising than a connection prone to dropouts and slow speeds which negatively impact your company’s work. A poor connection can risk serious data loss, and mean time-consuming and costly workarounds. Make sure you invest in a fast and reliable connection with a reputable provider and bypass debilitating data loss.
Plants in the Office
A really achievable minor change to make, having plants in the office has an impact on morale, the general feel and appearance of the office, and is proven to improve air quality. Choosing low maintenance indoor plants like peace lilies, cacti and small yucca trees make ideal additions to any office. There have been many academic studies into the workplace environment, all coming to the same conclusion that productivity is upped by a significant percentage.
And Finally: Creative Space
If you work in a creative industry it is vital to have the facilities to accommodate the creative process. Collaborative space, enough private meeting rooms to conduct work and discussion, as well as any specific facilities required to perform certain tasks, are essential. A lack of space can limit idea generation and can force creative teams to work in conditions that aren’t conducive to producing adequate results. Having more open-plan areas can really aid collaborative or team activities.