Most will agree that the environment you work in can affect your mood, your relationship with work and productivity. In fact, its proven that revamping the office space is a sure way to boost productivity. Think about it, do you feel happier when you walk into a light, clean space or an enclosed, dark one?
In this blog post, 8RC explain how updating your workspace can create a better team culture, increase engagement and boost productivity.
Investing in your people
For every business there’s a team of people who work tirelessly on a daily basis to keep operations flowing smoothly. For this reason, people is one of the most important of the 8 Pillars of Business.
It’s vital that business leaders invest their time into the staff who keep the company afloat. Ensure they’re clear on their role. Answer any questions they have and meet their needs. If you keep your team happy, you will boost retention, job satisfaction and productivity.
Reinventing your workspace
More often than not, the environment that staff work in is neglected. What many business leaders fail to realise is that creating an office space that meets the needs of your employees and their job role is one of the best ways to increase productivity and engagement.
Changing the way an office looks doesn’t have to mean packing the boxes and moving to a glitzy new space. It also doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune on new decor or have weeks of disruption and building work. There’s lots of simple changes that can make a huge difference to the space you already have, including:
- Making space for social and quiet areas
- Moving desks in front of windows
- Adding plants
- Introducing colour
You might think that adding social spaces and windows will lead to distraction, however good lighting is proven to increase productivity and social spaces can help strengthen employee relationships, leading to better teamwork.
Meeting the needs of your team
Not all industries are the same. A law firm, for instance, isn’t likely to want a games room, whereas a creative company might thrive in a social space that helps to get the creative juices flowing.
Assessing the nature of your work and the role of your employees is crucial to creating the ideal office space for the best possible rate of productivity and performance, both of which can generate profit.
It’s up to you to strike the right balance between fun and work to create a space that’s both suitable for your company processes and helps your team to flourish.
If you’re looking to revamp your office space to respark your teams’ productivity, enlisting the help of a professional business consultancy will ensure that you hit the right note and see results. If you would like to find out more about how 8RC can help you, contact us today.