As the year winds down, is your office looking as tired as you are? Are your employees craving encouragement or wanting something new to look at? Give them something to look forward to in the New Year using glass partitioning in conjunction with vinyl frosting to equally distribute and balance out the space in the office.
“Step with care and great tact, and remember life’s a great balancing act.” –Dr Seuss.
It’s your responsibility to create a cosy atmosphere at work, where your employees will want to get things done. They crave that warm fuzzy feeling and snugness upon entering through the office doors, leaving them motivated and ready to tackle a new day with a smile on their faces. Alright, I may be waffling a tiny bit, but research is firmly on my side. So, without further ado, here’s the inside scoop on how to refresh your office.
A considerable number of employees complain about the lighting in their offices, 68% to be exact, according to a study done by the America Society of Interior Design. Since your employees’ working conditions affect the quality of their work, what are you going to do about it?
Using artificial lighting in the office can result in a number of drawbacks, including eye strain, headaches, tiredness and an inability to concentrate. A study done by Community Business, entitled, ‘The Responsible Workplace’, determined that ‘windows’ were the number one determinant of employees’ level of satisfaction. Go windows! They’re not just the pretty eyes of the room.
If you’re lucky enough to have an office space with big windows, consider treating them with vinyl frosting. Vinyl frosting promotes the flow of natural light while cutting out harsh glare.
Improve the Feng Shui of your office by bringing in a green, leafy plant encased in a classic white or black vase. There is just something about having to water it that will put anyone at ease. Kate Mason, an associate at Scott Brownrigg says, “Planting is becoming part of the design rather than an afterthought, we’re seeing a lot of indoor gardens.” Jenny MacDonnell, Director of Research at the British Council for offices aggres, “Having plants in offices is a good thing. It makes people more productive, happier, reduces stress, helps reduce dust particles in the air.” Bottom line is, bring the outside into your office.
Using glass partitioning in the office has its kickbacks. Firstly, and probably most importantly, it looks elegant and modern.
You might have apprehensions about using glass as an alternative to walls. Many CEOs or executives have a lot on their plate on a daily basis and want peace and quiet. Unfortunately, this often means they isolate themselves from everyone else, which can have a negative impact on employee morale. Employees may feel too intimidated to approach their superiors when they’re shut away in a big office. Using glass partitioning instead of a mighty brick wall is far less intimidating. Employees respond well to this, because it makes you more approachable.
Even better, using glass partitioning ensures that your employees can enjoy an abundance of natural light throughout the office.
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