Your company’s office can affect work productivity massively. After all, if you get the environment right, your staff will thrive. Not only that, but they’ll be happy to come to work, and may get in early or stay late. They’ll tell friends and acquaintances about how much they enjoy the place in which they work. They’re even more likely to stick around, making better staff turnover stats for you.
As you can see, the benefits to a positive office environment are clear. But how can you go about making this true for your company?
One of the most important facets for an office is that it keeps your staff in good health. This stretches all different types of health. From how they are sitting each day to how they breathe, these things add up. On one hand, a healthy environment means happier staff, less sick days and more work getting down. But an unhealthy environment may mean quite the opposite.
So, with this in mind, let’s take a look at how you can create an office environment that keeps you staff in good health.
A Place to Relax
Whether a cleaner, a CEO or anything in between, work is stressful. Stress and all of its adjoining side-effects is one of the biggest health issues in any office. If a member of staff is too stressed, the may struggle to focus and/or be efficient. It may cause headaches or other more serious health-related issues. This is why more and more, business owners and learning the importance of a ‘chill-out’ room in the office. Whatever name you want to give it, what is important is that it is a place where people can leave behind work for a while. Comfortable seating, some fun games and some sort of vending machine are all musts.
Daily Professional Cleaning
We’ve already touched upon tackling stress. Let’s branch out to a wider issue and that of the cleanliness of the office. With so many staff and people, daily cleaning is a must. Bacteria forms quickly on things like keyboards, desks and office kettles! If you want to know how to choose a quality commercial cleaning company, look for ones with a good reputation. Alternatively, ask other business managers and owner in the area who they use. See a couple of different agencies to find the right fit for you. Also, equip each section of your office with their own personal desk cleaner and cloth. Encourage them to wipe down their desk every night before leaving.
Sitting correctly at a desk is so important, especially for long period of time. If staff are not sitting correctly at their desks, it may be down to their chair. Sitting incorrectly can lead to issues such as bad postures, headaches, sore limbs and other aches. Over time, staff may even need time off work to get these issues remedied. Counteract this from the start, and be sure they are using the correct seats. Follow the latest health and safety guidelines to be sure you are providing them with the right seats.