An office is a place where most employees spend the majority of their time. It is also the place most people dread going to every morning. A bare office space makes it loathsome for the employees. That is why most office spaces are being renovated to make employees more enthusiastic about coming there. Small innovative additions, like trendy office furniture, that increase not only efficiency but also uplift the look of the place can improve employee morale and motivation towards their work.
Some ingenious additions to the workplace are standing desks, ergonomic chairs, and a multipurpose workstation; they ensure employee collaboration and maximise productivity. Office furniture is what decides the ambience of any place and small upgrades in them can go a long way in elevating the vibe of the workplace. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that can improve employee experience and productivity:
Office Furniture to Feel at Home
Employees bring a piece of their home to their workplace, as it comforts them. Most people personalise their workstation in some way; a small home for themselves within the office. The organisation too can take a step towards this endeavour, making all employees feel at home. Small additions or changes to office furniture, walls, windows have a significant impact on the employee’s perception of their workplace.
Cooped up in a space with thousands of people can get tiresome after a point. Indoor plants are an economical solution for this. They not only liven up space but also give an outdoorsy feel. Most indoor plants come with added benefits of air purification and Feng Shui. With indoor planters, any workstation can have as many plants without taking up too much space. A stand with various planter boxes arranged in different designs also enhances the aesthetic of the workstation, making it a perfect addition to any office.
Most workstations appear clumsy and untidy because of all the wires running through it from different gadgets and devices. These wires can also occupy a lot of space or make it hard for manoeuvring the various items on the desk. This impediment can slow down work and even cause stress for some people. Cable Managers are thus essential to any workstation. They give the workstation a more tidy appearance while freeing up space.
Screens or Partitions in the Workstation
Most offices have done away with individual desks and encourage the use of workstations instead. While workstations are a common desk for two or more people, it does offer some partition, making employees feel like they have a desk of their own. These partitions are usually just a type of board of metal or plastic that does nothing more than segregate the workstation. But they can be so much more. These partitions can be personalised by employees allowing them to claim the space as their own. Partitions made of iron can be decorated with magnets or can even be a great place to put To-Do Lists. Encouraging this kind of personalisation also brings out the creativity of the individual.
Organisations can go a step further and be actively involved in the personalisation of the office space. Customised stationery with the employees’ name is a great way to boost team spirit and collaboration with the company. Personalised storage spaces, like pedestal drawer units, are also a great hit with employees, this allows them to stake a claim on the office space, ensuring their continued loyalty to the organisation.
An office is essential for the employees more than it is for the organisation. The office environment has to be conducive to bring out the best in each employee. It is when they feel appreciated and associate themselves with the organisation, that they give their best. When renovating the office next time, including these small additions, that are budget-friendly, can positively improve the performance of employees and thus the profits and image of the organisation as well.
Author bio: Helen Harry is a freelance writer and extremely fond of anything related to Digital Marketing and Business. She is writing Technologies as well as fiction, like good music, loves her cat and eats too much. More than anything, She loves to share the knowledge of Technology