Our surroundings have a real impact on our emotions, and whether we like it or not, many of us spend a lot of time in the office. Businesses have always understood the importance of creating a workspace that supports productivity, but many are now focusing on creating an ambiance that supports creativity and happiness as well. Here are a few tips for creating a space where your employees can thrive:
Yes, Albert Einstein was notorious for having a messy desk, but for many people, a mess can feel chaotic and actually produce anxiety. Organizing your space in a way that feels simple and user-friendly will allow your employees to relax and do some of their best work. Providing everyone with ample options to organize their own workspace will also ensure that even if the next Albert Einstein is in your office, his desk won’t be.
According to the Huffington Post, succulents might not just be trendy for the sake of being trendy. Studies actually suggest that having plants in the office results in increased overall happiness among employees. Plants like bamboo that don’t need to be watered frequently are a great option.
Selecting furniture that can move easily will help your employees feel in control of their workspace and layout. Additionally, workplaces are constantly growing and changing, and you want your furniture to be as adaptable as your business model when it’s time to change. Giving your employees a bit more control over how they design their space will let them get creative and can help keep the office feeling fresh.
We spend a lot of time at work, so it’s important to make it a place where we can really shine! To find out more about how you can create an office space that supports creativity and happiness, contact us today!