In the United States, just 63% of surveyed workers agree that their workplace enables them to work effectively. That means that for over 47 million American workers, the office is simply not good enough. *
What can business owners and/or office managers do to fix this problem? As it turns out, there are many things you can do to your office(s) to improve productivity and employee health and well-being. While some can only be achieved by renting an entirely new space, many small yet positive modifications can be made to existing office space layouts.
Employees generally spend 40 hours per week — or 2,000 hours per year — working in a physical environment that may be unintentionally lowering their productivity. This presents quite an opportunity to increase the potential productivity of your workforce through the redesign of your office environment.
It’s time to reconsider your current office layout and furnishings. Does your open floor plan result in a noisy space? Are there enough meeting rooms to encourage collaboration? Is your lighting so dull that workers complain of eye strain and headaches? Are your white walls “blah” and uninspiring? Have you thought about air circulation and temperature? Is your office seating as comfortable as it should be?
A well-designed office encourages focus, creativity, and productivity. The accompanying infographic points out a few steps you can take to maximize your office productivity. Office space is a valuable investment — do your business and your employees a big favor by making the most of it!
Infographic created by Truss Holdings Inc