Employees are your most valuable asset in any business, and you can positively affect how hard they work for you. There are hundreds of factors that make employees more productive in the workplace, as any HR rep will tell you. Some of them, like morale, job satisfaction, level responsibility and stress can don’t have a fixed solution, however, one of the factors is completely within your control; working environment.
As global companies such as Google and Facebook have proven, employee-focussed workplaces help you to attract the best people to your business, and keep them. They’ll also work harder and with more loyalty and commitment. It’s win, win. Here are some of the things you should focus on:
Getting the right desk chair is crucial to keeping your employees comfortable and safe in the workplace. Some employees will have existing issues, others will need support to ensure that problems don’t develop. Either way, if you’ve kitted your office out with ergonomic chairs, they’ll have all the necessary support to keep your employees safe, for longer.
- Work Desk
Choosing the right work desk for your team can be a challenge, especially if you want to use the same desk for everyone. When you’re choosing, consider the layout of your office, the amount of space (both the space in which the desk will sit and the space available on the desk) and whether the desk is height adjustable. This will all help to ensure the desk is fit for purpose.
- Office Décor
Choosing inspirational office décor can make a huge difference to your working environment. Bright and bold, or clean and contemporary, whatever your style, making the surroundings more inviting and comfortable can help keep your employees happy in the workplace and avoid them looking elsewhere.
- Break Out Furniture
Lunch and break time is as important for employee wellbeing as the working day. Providing your employees with somewhere comfortable to relax and get away from their desk during breaks helps get them away from their desk and reduce the risk of burn-out. Good kitchen or kitchenette facilities are also a huge perk for many employees.
With the right office furniture and working environment, you can help to keep your employees safe and comfortable in the workplace. Happy employees are more loyal and more committed so it makes business sense to make the investment.