Office to the Max- Tips for Optimizing Employee Productivity
Of the 250,000 employees surveyed,
just 57% AGREE that their workplace
enables them to work productively.
Did you know that your office design and layout can
have a profound effect on the well-being and productivity
of your workers? Here are 10 things to consider
when planning your new office or updating your current one:
Open Office Plans
The Ceiling Height
The Wall Color
The Noise Level
In Good Seating
Individual offices, partitions and access to
conference rooms improve productivity by
increasing privacy and reducing interruptions.
Higher ceilings (above nine feet) foster
increased creativity and abstract thinking.
However, a ceiling that is too tall can make
workers less comfortable.
• Blue encourages concentration and focus
• Red is ideal for physically demanding work
• Yellow fosters creativity
• Green promotes harmony and calm
• reduce stress
• decrease sickness and absentee rates
• clean the air
• reduce noise
• improve creativity
• make the office more attractive to
Install an air purifier to help keep
employees healthy. Set your humidifier to
a level of 40% to:
• increase comfort
• improve well-being
• reduce absenteeism
If you have an open office, provide quiet
work spaces, too, so employees do not have
to wear noise-cancelling headphones and/or
stream music to tune out noise.
Exposure to daylight combined with bright,
glare-free ambient, task and accent
• lower blood pressure
• improve mood
• increase productivity
Ergonomic desk chairs with adjustable seat
and armrest heights, lumbar support and
well-padded seats are the optimal choice
for working at a desk for hours.
Rooms that are too cold or too hot
negatively impact productivity. An office
temperature setting of between 70 and
73 degrees is ideal for most people.
Encourage face-to-face collaboration
with a sufficient number of variously
sized, sufficiently furnished, comfortable
meeting rooms and “huddle” spaces.
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