So you’re moving offices and want your design to be top notch. Great!
This is an amazing opportunity to create a great office space that looks good, increases worker productivity and promotes employee health.
However, you also want to take employee health into account. You don’t want an HR nightmare when workers complain about poor health conditions.
Aside from that, however, having a good, health-promoting environment can also help increase productivity.
That’s why we’ve written this post. To help guide you through the health benefits you should consider that also optimizes worker effectiveness.
So let’s dig straight into developing the design of your new office space that helps promote employee health.
Natural Light Improves Employee Health
There are many different sources, emitting various artificial lights all around us. Neon, Eco-bulbs, and desk lamps are all different types of artificial light sources, but you should aim for natural light, instead.
There are many good, scientifically-proven reasons why natural light is good for you. Too many to talk about in this post alone!
But what you need to know is the more natural light in your space, the better. Make sure that the places where most of the stress-heavy work is done are filled with natural light.
This way, your workers will benefit from the needed sunrays when they’re doing their main bulk of work.
Artificial light sources are still okay. However, make sure these are in less work-heavy places, like a break room or meeting areas.
Better yet, rent office space from us and enjoy the natural light that shines through in every suite in our building.
Reduce Noise To Improve Employee Health
We’ve all been distracted by noise before.
Whether it’s that very loud conversation next to you or the sound of an object dropping with a loud “crash!”
Noise isn’t all bad, though some people actually work better with an ambient background. The key here is to negate negative noise.
Make sure your space is roomy enough for noise to carry, but has enough noise deflection that it seems ambient or far away.
Also, we recommend that spaces for people to talk, like break zones or meeting rooms, are in their own part of the office, preferably somewhere with thicker walls.
Visual Appeal Encourages Employee Health
The look and feel of your office impact the morale of your workers, and other areas of employee health as well.
Keeping your space visually appealing for workers is vital! No one wants to go into the same, grey and boring office space every day.
We recommend you keep your office space neat and uncluttered. Space things out a bit, too, but close enough to be handy to reach what’s needed. A popular and attractive approach is industrial office design
Add a bit of color here and there, but make sure it’s not distractingly bright.
It’s a hard balance to strike, we know! Your main goal should be creating a relaxed, work-focused space for your staff to effectively enjoy getting their jobs accomplished.
Create a Healthy Workplace
So there you have it, a few handy tips and tricks to design a workspace that improves overall employee health.
If you want to find out more about us or you’re looking to lease office space, feel free to contact us for more information or a private tour of our building. For now, though, we’ll let you get back to designing that new office.