How to Make Your Office a More Inviting Place for Employees 

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How to Make Your Office a More Inviting Place for Employees 


When you own a business, you tend to focus on production and profits. 


There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, because a business needs to be profitable to stay afloat, but if you obsess over these metrics, you start to miss other things that are also within your control. Did you know that creating a workspace where employees feel happy, comfortable and safe can help increase productivity? That’s right, a happy employee is a hard worker. 


To take advantage of this, here’s how you can make your office a more welcoming place for your employees. 


Give employees plenty of workspace and storage space 


No one likes a cluttered workspace, as it can lead to errors, lost data, missed deadlines and general disruption. Your first impulse may be to get frustrated with the staff and ask them to keep the room clean, but it’s wise to stop and first ask yourself if you’re giving them enough work and storage. 


If they don’t have enough space to spread out their work, you’re setting them up to fail. Not only that, but they need a separate storage space that allows them to declutter their desks. It may be time to reorganize your office, invest in new office furniture and upgrade your storage space. 


Let in as much natural light as possible 


Here’s a tip that affects mood and productivity. Letting natural light into the office is a huge plus. It’s time to take down the heavy window coverings, move the furniture so they don’t block the windows, and take advantage of the natural light. 


If the office has no windows and therefore natural lighting is not a big option, make sure you have enough lighting everywhere. You can also be proactive and provide workers with artificial lighting devices, also known as light therapy lamps, in their workplaces. These lights are especially useful during the cold, dark winter months and can even help reduce the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). 


Make sure the air is fresh and free of persistent odors 


Persistent odors may not seem like a major problem in the workplace, but for many workers it can be unpleasant and make them feel bad. Certain smells can cause headaches, nausea and even dizziness, all of which affect their ability to concentrate and be productive. A simple thing you can do is make sure the air smells fresh. One way to do this is with an ozone generator, which can attack odor-causing substances in the air and eliminate odors permanently. 


Give your employees the best break room 


Finally, this is a great way to decorate your employee break room. There is comfortable seating, a dining table and chairs, a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, large sink, and even entertainment such as a TV, video game console, and music. 


Once you make these changes, it won’t be long before you notice a turnaround in employee attitudes and productivity levels.

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