Every business owner has a desire to ensure that the work done in his/her office is of top-notch quality and to increase office productivity. In order to achieve this result, business owners, CEOs, managers, and other people in high positions must make their workplaces user-friendly and fun for their employees. This has several advantages such as increased work focus by employees, improved interaction and collaboration, and an overall increased sense of satisfaction amongst employees. The effects of these advantages are long-term and are very important to achieve a happy workplace. Be it quality office furniture, employee incentives, monthly activities or other aspects, there are a lot of factors that can be worked on to achieve these advantages. The following points explain a few ways in which a business owner, or a person in a managerial post, can start making their offices as user-friendly and happy as possible.
Provide Helpful Facilities for Employees
Until the turn of the century, computer systems, telephones and coffee machines were some of the only facilities provided to employees. The reason for this is that such equipment can prove to be extremely useful for employees and can help to make them do their work better. For example, providing an internal telephone communication can help employees communicate better with different teams in a single office. But, over the last decade, numerous useful facilities have started to be incorporated in offices. Some of these include free Wi-Fi, laptop charging points connected to furniture like conference tables, lockers for keeping personal belongings, etc. Providing these facilities can help put employees in a good mood; being in a good mood can improve productivity by at least 12% (Prigg M. 2014). All these factors can help ease the way employees’ work at their desks, or even in other spaces like conference rooms.
Provide Comfort to Employees
In most offices in the corporate environment, an average workday is about 8-9 hours long, and may require the employees to sit for long periods. Sitting for a long time in the same position may cause strain on the body. This strain might cause staff discomfort and make them assume slouching positions while sitting. Working in an uncomfortable manner may cause employees to lose focus, which could affect their work productivity (Nerd Fitness, 2017). Hence, to avoid such issues, employers should provide ergonomic desk chairs as well as conference chairs to their employees so that a certain level of comfort can be maintained. Another way of providing comfort is through the use of height-adjustable desks. By using these desks, employees can adjust the desk height as they wish. This can help them to change their working posture throughout the day, thus reducing strain on the body.
Apart from these aspects, there are other environmental factors that also improve employee satisfaction and well-being such as incorporating the right aesthetics, color schemes, lighting, etc. More information can be found on the Internet.