There are many factors that contribute to a lack of productivity in the workplace, one of those is an unhealthy working environment. A healthy working environment is imperative for happy and healthy employees.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can ensure you are creating a healthy work environment:
Provide Stand Up Desks
It is not healthy to sit for long periods of time. This is why many companies have now bought in standing desks for their employees. These desks enable you to be able to sit or stand as you please. This means you are able to keep your muscle active through the day. One option is to use a sitting seek with a unit that sits on top to enable standing or get a desk that electronically raises.
Create A Comfortable Space
You need to be able to provide a working environment that includes a positive team space where projects can be completed. It also needs to be COVID-19 friendly. It needs to small enough for people to be able to work on the project but it also needs to provide enough space for people to social distance safely and have their own individual space. On top of this, you also need to make sure it is kept clean and tidy. It’s a good idea to arrange a cleaning service to clean on a regular basis, have a look at some of the option as found at snupit.
Bring In Some Plants
Plants are a great way to create a more comfortable and healthier environment, Firstly, they help to improve the air quality, secondly, they help to create a cheerier atmosphere, and lift moods. Plants have a camping effect on most people, so it also helps to keep the atmosphere relaxing. Some of the best plants for an office are green and leaf instead of prickly plants such as cacti. On the other hand, too many plants can become overwhelming. So, try to keep it to just a couple of plants. One on a personal desk and a few in communal areas.
You Need Clean Air
There are many people who develop occupational allergies, these are triggered by sensitivities to chemicals in paint, furniture, carpets etc. Symptoms of allergic reactions include things like rashes, sinus issues, irritated eyes and headaches. Having bad air in the workplace can lead to these and also cause you to lose concentration. There are some things you can change such as the carpets or furniture, and there are also other things you can do to help. These include installing air purifiers in certain areas of the office such as on desks. These should have a HEPA filter in order to catch and filtrate dirt particles in the air. This is one of the best ways to create a clean aired working environment.
These four methods are all great ways of creating a healthy working environment. Is there anything that you do in your workplace to help this? Please share some of them in the comments below.