How Does Space Impact Employee Well-Being?

Man happy in his work in a well-lit, comfortable officeIn the last two decades there have been numerous changes to the modern office. In the early 2000s, cubicles were completely removed in favour of open floor plans. In 2015, many offices adopted foosball and ping pong tables where employees can relax after a long day. Office trends are always changing but the most important thing is the impact to an employee’s health and overall well-being.

A quality workspace design allows employees to be productive and less stressed, so employers need to take into consideration the impact of the workspace on their staff. From a recent report, some of the findings indicated the following:

• At least 87% of employees would like their employer to offer healthy workspace benefits. These include company fitness benefits, wellness rooms, sit-stands, ergonomic seating and healthy lunch options.

• 93% of employees working in the tech industry mentioned they would stay longer in a company … Read the rest

Ideas for Creating a Great Home Office

Working from home is gaining in popularity. Today it is easier than ever to communicate, do research, and access resources without the need to leave your home. Many people are making a living without the need to commute. In addition, there are benefits offered by stay at home jobs that can be invaluable. Creating a space where you will work is important. Just because you are home doesn’t mean you do not need a quiet place to concentrate.

Choosing the Right Spot

Don’t make the mistake of picking a corner of a room as your home office. Although you may think you can keep an eye on everything from this vantage point, it will be distracting. A combination of noise from your children, pets, televisions, and other activities that may be going on can interfere with your work. It is best to choose a room in the home such as … Read the rest

How to Design Your Office Interior without Sacrificing Professionalism or Space

Your office interior is the one place where design and décor are commonly overlooked. As a matter of fact, most business offices throw up cubicles, some beige or white paint for the walls, and a few desks and computer chairs, and call it décor. However, it’s been proven that good, well-thought out interior design can boost productivity, relieve stress, and give employees a reason to come back. Ergo, this article is all about how to design your office interior without sacrificing professionalism or workspace.

Let Your Business Lead the Way to a Creative Identity that Shines Through Your Interior Décor

Every business, as well as every person, has their own unique design and décor specifics, identities, and preferences. Therefore, you need to find yours and surround yourself with those elements, even in the office. For example—love the color blue? Or, do you dig the look of cherry wood furnishings? Incorporate … Read the rest