The environment in which you work has a significant impact on how you operate. It affects your ability to focus (and stay focused) and your overall productivity. That means that the design of your office, whether you work from home or in a larger organization, is critical. This isn’t only about Feng Shui; it’s about achieving results and completing tasks. Here are some of the top ways to improve productivity in your office space!
Provide Easy Access to All Parts of the Office
Nobody enjoys feeling like a rat trapped in a labyrinth, and nothing adds to that impression like a lengthy, uninterrupted row of furniture. If set up incorrectly, even low workstations might give you the impression of being “cooped up.” Try arranging the desks or tables in small groups with room on either side if you operate in a large, open office area. Move around the office so that you won’t feel like a sardine in a can.
Break Up Open Spaces
Noise and movement can hurt your employees’ ability to focus, particularly in vast, cavernous rooms. Even the tiniest sound or activity might disrupt your employees’ concentration in an open workplace arrangement. Cubicles reduce distractions, yet they make employees feel like rats in cages. Break up the wide-open spaces with bookshelves, plants, shelves, or anything else. You want to avoid having row after row of desks to reduce the mundanity and the invasive impacts of noise and movement. Separate work areas with huge pieces of furniture, such as filing cabinets or storage lockers, to create a pleasant sense of solitude.
Make Light Work for You
Nobody wants to labor under fluorescent illumination for the entire day. Most people will tell you that natural light makes them feel better. One way to address this is to provide plenty of windows at your workplace. Natural light comes in through the windows, and it helps lessen the demand for electric lighting (thereby saving your business money). Unfortunately, not every office has enough windows for everyone to work without a lamp. To work at night or on overcast days, you may need to turn on the overhead lights. If this is the case, you should invest in some good LED bulbs to ensure your quality of light is still excellent!
We hope you have enjoyed our list of the top ways to improve productivity in your office space! While it can be hard to land on an office arrangement that works for you, we assure you that once you do, your productivity will increase in no time!