The workplace can have a lot of impact on your productivity. It can have an impact on your ability to focus, your creativity, efficiency, etc. This level of impact the working place has on the productivity makes the design of the site and workplace environment profoundly significant.
Most of the people do not necessarily think that it can impact your working efficiency. But if you make some changes in certain areas, you will see the difference in productivity levels.
Lighting plays a significant role in making the employees focus on work. It also helps in inspiring you to create, but it happens to be a most overlooked factor. People often avoid investing in office lighting because they do not think that it is important enough.
Before you choose not to invest in lighting, you should know that bad light can make the workers irritable, cause headaches, fatigue, and eyestrain. If the place is not well lit, it can also become the cause of depression. If you are working in the co-working office space, then you can consider bringing your own lighting sources such as a light therapy device or natural light bulbs. Having a design that allows the natural light to get in the room is always preferable. Good lighting can lift up the mood and as a result, increase the productivity.
Furniture is a highly significant part of a working place. You have to sit at your desk all day, so it is important that the furniture is comfortable. It is important that the tables and chairs are fitted properly otherwise you will spend a lot of your time adjusting it.
You can make yourself extremely comfortable by considering some ergonomic checks. Try to keep the top of monitor below the eye-level. There should be a foot rest and you should be able to maintain the chair in a reclined position. This will help in putting less pressure on the spine, and there will be fewer chances of back pain. When the employees are physically comfortable, they will be able to focus more on work and do it efficiently.
3. Avoiding the Mess
If you want to increase productivity and improve your focus, then it is important that your working place is not a mess. While you are working at a company office, you do not have control over the tidiness of the whole room, but you can focus on keeping your desk clean and organized.
Cleaning the working space is not a time-consuming activity and all you need is ten minutes. Make sure all of your files are neatly stacked in a pile and there is no mess on your table, so you do not get distracted by them.
4. Impact of Color
The colors that surround us can have a lot of impact on the functioning of the brain and mood. It is important that you choose the right colors because it will affect your productivity.
You can choose the blue, green or white color as they have a calming effect. Having too much color around you can become overwhelming. If you cannot change the color of your office, then you can use colors that inspire you and keep such colored items on your working desk.
5. Accurate Temperature
The temperature of most offices are kept around 65 to 68 F. But it is better to maintain the room warm because it helps in increasing the productivity of employees. If you do not have the authority to regulate the temperature of the office, then you can bring a space heater or wear extra sweaters.
You can adjust the temperature level in the office according to the season. It should not be too hot or too cold because this can make employees uncomfortable.
6. Noise Level
The noise in a working place can be highly distracting. It can depend on the size of team, culture of a company or its design.
When the noise is too much, it can set back your ability to focus on work. If it is too much for you, then you can use noise cancellation headphones or use earplugs to listen to music that helps you concentrate better.
Changes in the areas mentioned above will prove to be highly significant in increasing your productivity.
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