Appearance translates to Performance. A phrase not just applicable to our own image, but also our workplace. There are certainly many ways to enhance an office space, and accessories are a good starting point, whether you are completely refurbishing your space or looking to brighten up your existing office, organising and de cluttering accessories certainly go a long way. With endless options; desk power, cable management, Laptop stands and monitor arms to improve ergonomics there is no excuse not to energise your office.
Given that we spend more time at work than we do at home, the office should have character and to some extent embody elements of domesticity. At home an empty wall would be a sad sight. Yet it seems that work place Art is under provided, and when it can represent your company’s values it seems a travesty to leave the walls under nourished.
Employee engagement is a key topic for companies, and ensuring that employees feel better about their environment means higher levels of productivity. We all must seek to create a space made up of light, air, ergonomics, and visual stimulants, and with this in mind, Art needs to become a necessity over a nicety. Energizing and personalising a workspace gives each employee a clearer sense of the company’s identity. Indeed with companies spending hundreds of thousands on fitting out their office to the highest specification, and investing in quality furniture, they have forgotten the purest form of design; painting, drawing and photography, Fine Art. Even for the smallest companies in their first office space, a desk is often just a desk that merges into the landscape, but artwork can jump, and present cues to the company’s ethos and vision.
Another element within the workplace to seriously consider is poor lighting, which can affect motivation and efficiency, with eyestrain and headaches amongst many other things. By using the correct lighting, errors can be decreased by up to 60%. A huge percentage of people spending their days staring at a computer screen, and with artificial light sources causing glare and flickering, absenteeism is undoubtedly set to rise. A factor costing Business’s millions per annum.
Installing a new lighting system can be costly, and not always a viable option. However investing in LED lamps could be the perfect solution to these lighting woes. Creating ambience and atmosphere goes a long way, especially for those who aren’t blessed with natural lighting.
A husky tune on a broken record, and a tale always told, but Plants are another key piece not to be missed in your workplace. The benefits of plants in the workplace are endless providing all the buzzwords of reducing stress, increasing productivity and reducing absence. But it goes without saying that if these potted wonders clean the air we breath, why isn’t It a worthy investment.
It is clear what must be done, and criminal to leave your office an empty void of cables, bare walls, computer screens and Stationary, so accessorize up, and nurture your workplace. The Return of Investment is unquestionable, don’t be the fool in the wake of the rat race.
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