In any Sydney office, employees must be comfortable at all times.
We’re not talking about your staff reclining on couches, taking naps or relaxing to the point of doing no work. However, we are talking about making sure your workers are comfortable enough in the office to be relaxed, and therefore stress-free.
If your staff do not find your office to be a comfortable place to work, their productivity will certainly suffer. Moreover, research has shown this also leads to a drop in workplace satisfaction, higher levels of stress and more absence due to illness.
These factors all combine to negatively affect your staff, which also has an impact on the ability of your business to function normally.
Therefore, providing a comfortable office for your workers is absolutely essential. Here are a few ways to do just that.
Your staff will spend the majority of their eight-hour workday sitting at their desk. In fact, research suggests that this equates to about 67 full days every single year!
Therefore, it goes without saying that your workers’ workstation set up must be absolutely primed for comfort and good ergonomics.
Not only does a high-quality desk chair and workstation set up make your staff more comfortable, but it’s also better for their health.
These elements combine to ensure that your staff will be productive and happier at their workstation. You simply must consider furniture when completing a Sydney office fit-out.
Natural Light and Good Airflow
The impact of natural light and quality airflow on your staff cannot be underestimated.
For example, those workers who receive adequate natural light throughout the day sleep better, miss less work due to illness and report lower levels of stress.
Similar benefits are recorded for exposure to good quality airflow.
On the other hand, staff who don’t receive good natural light or air are far less comfortable in the office and are nowhere near as productive.
Noise pollution in the office can have a catastrophic impact on the way your employees work, including their productivity and accuracy.
Quality of work can suffer, with mistakes far more common in offices where unwanted noise is a big problem.
Moreover, when your staff are constantly distracted by unwanted noise, they will become far more stressed. This is obviously uncomfortable for your employees.
Consider the impact your office design will have on the spread of unwanted noise in the office. To ensure the best result possible, work with a professional Sydney office design and office fit-out company like Niche Projects.
To discuss comfort in your Sydney office, get in touch with Niche Projects here.