A Plano office space can come in many different sizes; some are small like a cubicle or little more than a closet, and some are big and spacious. Even though each work place is different from each other, there are some universal techniques that can be applied to every work area to turn the space into a more comfortable environment. In doing so, employees can be more productive, happier and less stressed.
Arrangement and Decoration
The way furniture, chairs, desks, printers, and filing cabinets are arranged affects the entire layout of the room. Everything in the room should be easy to access. Take the time to move chairs and desks around and place them in a way that makes the area look more spacious. Avoid placing them in a way that will cause employees to have no room in which to move, as this can be both annoying and stressful.
Employees should be allowed to decorate their desks with anything from plants to family photos. What ever items a worker decides to put on their desk allows for feeling happier and more at ease, encouraging relaxation and hopefully greater productivity. It is wise to invest in chairs that are adjustable and have arm rests. Learn about ergonomics and encourage employees to follow the proper sitting posture which increases comfort.
Lighting and Music
There should to be sufficient lighting in the room, neither too dim nor too bright. Bulbs should be immediately changed if flickering. If the room has a CD player, allow workers to bring favorite CD’s to be played. The type of music is not important; whatever type appeals to the greatest number of employees will improve overall mood and productivity.
Personalize the Office Space
Remember that during a worker’s shift, that cubicle or office is their living space, so it is important to not just make the area workable but also make it livable. Managers can invest in some items that will make the surroundings look unique and relaxing or soothing. For example, invest in a small water feature, as the sound of running water is soothing. This feature can be set up in one of the corners of the work area. Another idea is to purchase some living plants to add life to the room. This will bring some outside items into the area, since employees spend most work days inside.
There are some jobs that require a person to be alone in order to allow for concentration. For example, the job of a computer programmer requires more concentration than that of a receptionist. Workers with these types of jobs must be allowed to do whatever is necessary to ensure that tasks are completed on time. A “Do Not Disturb” sign can be put on the door or the receptionist can be instructed to hold all calls for a certain period of time. This uninterrupted time will lessen the stress the worker may feel and allow for a better focus on the task at hand.
It is important to create a Plano office space that looks attractive to both employees and clients. A dreadfully sterile environment or a plain look may cause customers to avoid appointments and can add stress to employees. It makes perfect sense to add visual appeal and comfort to an office where employees spend valuable time working!