Businesses are beginning to realize that their most important asset and investment is the attainment and retention of their employees. Where you work has a humongous impact on how you work. If home is where the heart is, why not create an office that inspires that same feeling? Studies show that a well-designed office can increase productivity by approximately 20 percent. 2015 is the year to redesign the office and recuperate the bottom line.
Enjoy the comforts of home at the office.
Reward your staff for the hard work they do and invest in ergonomic chairs and adjustable desks or workstations. Flexibility and comfort is the name of the game. Remember that the top of the monitor should be below or at eye level. The computer screen should be 24 to 36 inches away from the eyes. Lower back pain can be minimized by adopting a slightly reclined chair posture. Height-adjustable workstations allow employees to alter their work environment to fit their needs. Give your staff the amenities they need to provide the results you want.
Unless you are a vampire, daylight is essential to a human-being’s well-being. Harsh lighting can cause a multitude of problems: headaches, fatigue, eyestrain, uncontrollable rage (well, maybe just a bad mood, but you get my point). It is one of the most over-looked and under-invested investments in interior office design. I am sure your employees are super-heroes in their own rite, only Batman can survive and thrive in a dark and desolate Bat Cave. Ignite their creative fire with the right kind of light.
Color outside of the lines.
White, beige, and gray are neutral colors. They are boring, institutionalized-thinking colors. Blue and green are the colors that inspire creativity. Do not underestimate the power of the rainbow! Surveys have shown that color (whether it be on the walls or the hue of furniture) have been proven to improve the mood and energy of staff. Invigorate your people, increase productivity and refresh the interior design of your office. We are no longer hunters and gatherers. In order to provide for our families, most of us have to work inside, not outside. Our intellect has become more important than our physical strength. However, our biological need to commune with nature has not become distinct. Let us help you provide your employees with the type of natural (pseudo-office) environment that caters to creativity and productivity.