5 WAYS TO CREATE A RELAXING SPACE TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY
Everywhere we look it’s the same scenario – white walls and cramped cubicles where employees work in a tensed environment.
It’s high time we changed the traditional workplace scenario and replace it with something that focuses on employee productivity. Multiple training sessions and a decent salary at the end of the month is not enough to ensure employee productivity. The place of work also acts as a determining factor to boost employee efficiency.
Over the years, there have been many new designs implemented while building office spaces and the interior designers have also done a great job at creating the most extravagant offices.
However, many have a flawed theory when it comes to how the design of the workplace will make the employees feel at ease. Badly implemented ones often cause demotivation among employees.
Today, we are going to talk about 5 ways to create that safe relaxing space for your employees to boost their productivity and make more profit for your business in the long run.
1. ENSURE FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT AT WORKPLACE
Nobody likes coming to a place that sucks the positivity out of them. It is already worse enough to wake up early in the morning and making peace with the mind to get to work. So, ensuring a warm and welcoming work environment helps everyone feel comfortable and more energetic. The interior of the workplace also act as a great mood-lifter and can play a surprisingly positive role in increasing employee productivity. For many people, their workplace is a stressful zone. The aim is to remove that image and make the environment appear relaxing and therapeutic.
It’s all about creating a vibrant atmosphere where everyone feels like they are working from the comfort of their home.
2. LET THE LITTLE WORKAHOLICS BREATHE AND MOVE AROUND
Imagine glued to a chair and sitting in front of a computer all day long, staring at hundreds of emails. If that doesn’t sound super fun to you, chances are it’s not fun for the 9-5 job holders either.
So, it’s always encouraged to make the workplace feel less of a prison and let everyone take a break once in a while and talk to their colleagues when there’s less pressure of work. No one likes to do the same thing over and over again throughout the day. The human brain doesn’t function at its full potential that way. This is why it’s important to take a little time off to relax, move around and get back at a faster pace.
3. WHERE THERE’S FOOD, THERE’S EFFICIENCY
There is no better motivation to work than food itself. Coffee, snack bars or even tea breaks can work wonders to make everyone feel refreshed. With everyday grind at work, it’s important to allocate time and provide an option to help themselves to refreshments. This increases productivity and helps create team bonding or workplace bonding over food.
The lunch and snack item provided must aid the mind and body to increase productivity. An idea would be to have a kitchen and also a common place where everyone can gather and eat. This increases communication between the employees and creates a fun environment at work.
An environment to which employees would want to come back to and feel happy.
4. COMFY CHAIRS AND DESK OFTEN DOES THE JOB
Could you just design a workplace that’s comfortable? Employees want to go back home feeling productive and accomplished, not with acute back pain.
Being stuck in an uncomfortable place from 9 to 5 can decrease the morale of employees. Replace those crappy old wooden chairs or steel chairs with affordable recliners.
Alright, we understand it would mean extra expense, but in the long run, your employees will help you make that extra bit of profit due to the increased productivity.
Entrepreneurs are known to be visionaries. So, it’s essential that you see the long term benefit of making your employees feel at ease while at work.
They are the backbone of your company and their backbone should, therefore, matter to you.
5. KEEP A RECREATIONAL SPACE FOR THE TIRED SOULS
An open, well-lit workplace always make everyone feel great. Let the employees take some time off on less busy days and provide them with a space to relax.
Big companies like Facebook, Google, Samsung, etc, have special stress free fun zones for their employees. They can play games, do relaxation exercises or even take a nap in such places during their work breaks!
You don’t have to go overboard. A simple ping pong table or if you are on a budget then even board games can help people wind down for a bit.
Not only that, board games help the brain to function better under stressful situations. It can be like an exercise for their brain as well while promoting group activities.
Employee satisfaction is what keeps a business running. One cannot run without the other.
A good employer and employee relationship is what makes a business grow and become stronger with time. This is why is it the employer’s responsibility to think about the people who are bringing profit to the organisation and provide them comfort.
A working adult spends about 8-9 hours each day at the workplace. Hence, it’s only justified that they demand a space where they can be themselves and feel like they belong there.
With just a little bit of care, companies can avoid the employees becoming dissatisfied and burnout. Working at a place shouldn’t feel like a punishment for a crime they didn’t commit.
EMILY IS A CONTENT WRITER AT FEEDFOND.
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