Having the right space to work in means having a space that’s conducive to productivity and doesn’t allow for distractions, as focus is a very precious commodity. The office furniture you choose to put in your company building can have a very noticeable effect on the performance of your employees as well as their overall satisfaction in the workplace. These can be the make or break for how well your business runs.
1. Physical Comfort
Pain is a very large distraction. As counterintuitive as it may sound, sitting for extended periods of time can be harder on your neck, back, and shoulders than sitting. Giving your employees the option to move as necessary with furniture such as sit-to-stand desks can help reduce pain experienced throughout the day, making it easier for them to focus on the work in front of them instead of trying to work out stubborn knots.
2. Options Provide Stress Relief
Our mood is heavily influenced by our environment, and our mood directly affects our ability to concentrate. If employees feel isolated by cubicles or overwhelmed by open spaces they’re more likely to feel such high levels of stress that it impacts their productivity. When employees have a say in their workspace that not only allows them to create the ideal space for them, it gives them a stronger feeling of control over their environment. It’s much easier to relax when we’re where we have control and decision making power.
3. Room to Breathe
If you’re going to create a space that allows for intense focus then you will need to balance that out with space intended for unwinding and casual conversation. Social areas like well furnished break rooms, meditation and exercise rooms, or outdoor sitting areas in sunny spots are a great way to start. Concentration and relaxation should complement each other, not compete with each other, so a successful work area will promote both.
Design Your Success Today
We understand the importance of giving employees the power to design a workspace that makes them feel capable and motivated, which is why our company is so aptly named Cubicle by Design. We carry a wide selection of office furniture that will make your employees comfortable, keep your space efficiently and properly utilized, and your company’s day-to-day operations running smoothly. Visit us online to see some of the great products we carry, or contact us to request our full catalogue.