|Finance - Tops Tips To Redesign Your Company Office With Physical Well-Being The Main Focus|
| By : Keyla London||Previous | Next|
| Posted on : 25 Aug, 2010 ||Total Views : 935|
The majority of people spend a large part of their day behind the desk at work so you need to consider how you could change the design of your office to accommodate the health concerns of your workers. And if your business has decided to move to new office facilities then you might as well make the most of the move to put new health practices in place.
Making sure that you are attentive to the health needs of your employees is really important as our environment can have a big impact not only on our physical but also our mental health and well-being. For instance, just for a second imagine what an ill design chair or office desk may do to your staffs mental and physical health.
With this in mind here are a few tips to help you furnish your office to meet the health needs of your employees, whether it's a new office or you are just renovating the old space.
1) Firstly, check your lights as you want to make sure that you get the right lighting for your staff and that it well-suited to the ceiling and room height. Psychological studies have actually revealed that a specific kind of full spectrum lighting can be a suitable replacement for natural UV light and has even proved effective at reducing stress, tiredness and lethargy. You should test the lights thoroughly and determine whether they will look natural in your office or whether it will be painfully bright in the eyes of your workers.
2) As well, try to think about the office air quality that your staff will be exposed to. Guidelines from the EPA clearly indicate that office air quality, if it goes unchecked, can be a serious concern; this can be the case as pollutants and allergens can remain static in poorly filtered air. Therefore, it really is a good idea to make it a priority to regularly open windows or you could alternatively invest in office air conditioning. These systems can be quite expensive but they will usually save you a lot of money in the long run, as the amount of sick days taken throughout the year by your workers could be reduced.
3) A few pieced of plant-life can really boost the design of your office but it can also be a good way to improve office air quality by adding more oxygen into the environment. There are even findings that suggest that common domestic plants are able to convert harmful toxins in the air into much safer substance. They are also a good way to make the office seem more natural as well as more comfortable and relaxing for employees.
4) Take the time to make sure your staff have a chair that has been thoroughly tested and is posture correcting. All of your office workers need to be sitting on a chair that is not only comfortable but also adjustable, which means that it can be adjusted for any body size or shape. These chairs can be expensive, which can be off putting, however in the long run you will benefit from a reduction in staff sick days.
5) Think about putting a little bit of background music on in the office as this simple technique can be a really good way to increase social interaction, emotion well-being and is even a method for dampening some of the office noise that may distract workers. It is also a really good way to get workers stimulated and proactive in the office.
One of the companies we work with followed some of these tips when they leased an Atlanta commercial office to open their firm in a new and more appropriate location. Because they got in really early their employees settled into the office quite well and the statistics for average sick rate fell drastically.
Written By : Keyla London