Manal Haddad

Top Ten Office Design Tips for Boosting Employee Productivity

The goal of any organization’s management is to create a highly productive workforce that will help the company achieve its goals.

The employees of your organization are like plants in a pot. Your efforts to water on time and provide the right atmospheric and soil conditions will help your plant become strong and fruitful.

In the same way, the right office conditions, set of rules, ambiance, and attention to detail employee morale and productivity.

Continue reading about the top ten office design tips to boost employee productivity.

Top Ten Office Design Tips to Boost Employee Productivity

1.   Change the Structural Layout

The structural layout of your office space is the first thing to greet your employees when they come to work. In addition, the overall design of your workspace will set the tone for your employees’ attitudes and energy levels for the whole day.

Change the structural layout of your office to make it look wider and more open. Have some unnecessary walls knocked down to create larger, more spacious rooms.

2.   Choose the Right Color Palette

The color palette you choose for your office walls, sofas, carpeting, etc., should be according to the nature of work you expect of your employees.

For instance, if you run a marketing agency, shades of purple, yellow, and orange will help boost their creativity.

Moreover, for a more corporate and sophisticated office setting, shades of blue and green will be ideal for inducing a sense of calmness, focus, and responsibility.

3.   Install Frameless Glass Doors

Frameless glass doors help remove mental and physical barriers between your organization’s different departments and employees. They encourage open communication, greater visibility, and create a more modern office layout that encourages the employees to evolve and grow.

4.   Have Wide Windows

An adequately illuminated office space improves your employees’ energy levels and leads to fewer days off. Poorly lit and dark office space will make your employees feel sleepy and less motivated to work hard.

Hence, install wide windows that allow sufficient daylight to light up your workspace.

5.   Use Your Décor to Your Advantage

Add art and motivational quotes to the office walls to encourage hard work and boost employee morale. In addition, you can add pictures of the workforce on the walls to instill a feeling of belonging, making your employees feel like they’re part of the team.

6.   Add an Entertainment Area

Adding a ping pong table or a small library corner in your employee workspace will uplift the overall mood of the entire workforce. Spending break time in the entertainment area will reenergize your employees to continue working hard for the rest of the day.

7.   Add a Snack bar

Adding a snack bar to offer free snacks or installing a paid vending machine is a great way to make the workspace look livelier and modern.

Moreover, the snacks and refreshing drinks will give your employees some downtime that they can use to recharge before getting back to work.

8.   Add Planters

Small planters and pots can induce a therapeutic calmness and relaxation among the entire workforce. They help keep the atmosphere fresh and are aesthetically pleasing.

9.   Add a Suggestions Box/Board

Letting your employees know that their ideas and suggestions matter is crucial when it comes to boosting employee productivity. Add a small suggestions box or board in one corner of the office and encourage your employees to participate regularly.

10. Relocate If Needed

If your current office space is not enough to make all these changes, or if the changes are becoming too costly, the best option is to relocate the office. Find an office space that already has most of these features to reduce your renovation costs.

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