The average New Zealand employee works a considerable amount of hours every single year and a lot of this time is spent at their desks. People are working a lot harder now in order to be able to hold onto their jobs in the first place and also hopefully navigate up the corporate ladder. We don’t get home until late in the evening and many people work on the weekends just so they can keep up with increased workloads. It makes sense then that you as an employer would want to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible so that they can be as efficient as possible.
It is fair to say that if you create a more functional office space for your staff then they will be able to contribute to the business in a more purposeful way and this should lead to higher profits. One thing that you could put into place is more functional business desks that not only allow them to do the basic jobs properly but can also allow them to do many other things. There are many improperly designed offices right across the country and so the following are just some top tips on how to make your office space a lot more functional.
- Better desk choices – It has only been mentioned briefly before that it is incredibly important that you desks are functional and that they are fit for purpose. Your staff needs to be surrounded by the right kind of office furniture, equipment and wooden floors that will allow them to complete their tasks efficiently and effectively.
- Talk to your staff – Many office managers ignore employee’s opinions when it comes to making the office space more functional and so they miss out on first-hand experience because these are the very people who have to work in this space being in and day out.
- Increase the light – People need more natural light coming into the office space and so if there are not any windows currently installed then this might be something you want to think about. If this is cost prohibitive then installing additional LED lighting can provide your workers with a softer glow which causes less strain on their eyes.
If you have air conditioners then it might be worth booking an appointment to have them cleaned because they are petri dishes for harmful bacteria and mould.