You’ve dedicated a lot of time, money, and energy to your company, and now you’re starting to see results. Your company is growing, and it’s time to make improvements to the workspaces around the office to make your employees more productive, open, and happy.
Employees who want to be at work and are eager to accomplish their daily tasks create an atmosphere of trust, creative solutions, and enthusiasm. As a business owner, it’s your job to set the stage and influence how your employees feel about their place of employment, and that includes the workspaces. As your company grows, your workspaces should grow as well for more seamless operations and greater productivity.
Here are five workspace improvements you make as your company grows:
Update the Break Room
Proper breaks are essential to a productive working environment. Employees work better when they have a designated space where they can unwind for a minute and catch their breath from the stress of a challenging workday.
Modern break rooms include commercial lighting for stimulating relaxation, reclining chairs for power naps, and eating areas. Adding or upgrading a break room with a few amenities to help your employees relax and recharge is an excellent way to increase productivity.
Adjust the Lighting
The lighting around your office space plays a crucial role in how well your employees work and feel. Dim and poorly lit workspaces can have a negative effect on workers’ concentration, mood, and productivity. You should update the workspaces in your business with commercial lighting that’s not too dim or too bright and use as much natural lighting as possible.
Open the Floor Plan
Updating your workspace to an open floor plan rather than using separate offices or cubicles is another excellent way to increase productivity and teamwork around the office. You can also add quiet zones and silent work areas to your open floor plan concept for different levels of focus and concentration.
Add Comfortable Seating
Updating the furniture in your break rooms with comfortable chairs, sofas, loveseats, and desk stations with comfortable desk chairs can help to reduce stress and lower back problems for employees, which leads to better productivity.
Keep Equipment Up-to-date
Nothing can ruin a worker’s day more than using a piece of office equipment that doesn’t work properly or is outdated and slow. Keep computers, printers, copiers, and other office equipment in good working condition and up-to-date.
Speak with your employees and get their opinions and suggestions on workspace upgrades that best suit their needs and strengthen productivity.