Creating a Welcoming Office Environment

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Some offices are warm and inviting. Others seem cold, calculating, and a place you want to escape. Business is business, right? What makes creating a warm, welcoming office environment important? Productivity is a major by-product of a welcoming office environment. Companies who promote personal motivation and healthy communication have higher productivity levels according to this Versalink Press Release. The group suggests grouping workstations, but also allowing some form of privacy and sound barrier in the floor plan so employees can handle sensitive situations.

Tips for a welcoming, productive office

The Examiner.com shares several tips for a welcoming, productive office because of the amount of time workers spend on the job:

  1. Choose calming colors.
  2. Invest in good lighting (avoid eyestrain)!
  3. Choose/invest in ergonomic furniture and regularly used tools from keyboards to office chairs.
  4. Add plants for stress reduction, added oxygen, and ambience.
  5. Add/allow personal touches, personality, and motivational items.
  6. Invest in tools you enjoy using.

Help your employees love being at work

Common sense says employees who love coming to work each day are going to be more productive and profitable for the company. Inc.com shares the basics to build on and grow a valuable workforce.

  1. Stay organized.
  2. Make it comfortable.
  3. Give everyone a say.
  4. Educate.
  5. Consider utility (make sure everything works).

 

The Lee Group consultants understand both the employer and employee point of view. Contact us to help you gain more insight, evaluate your office space, and create happier long-term staff or workplace.