The perfect workspace is different for every employee. Some are inspired or motivated by the shape of their desk, office layout, type of furniture, or even the color of the paint on the walls. 99U researched numerous studies and current psychology to share easy steps for improving productivity in your workspace.
They reference a number of studies however below are the highlights of the article:
- When office workers are allowed to have input into how the office is decorated improvements in well-being and productivity were noticed.
- Rounded furniture provides a more calming, inviting, and pleasant feeling among employees
- The colors blue and green appear to make employees more creative
- Having plants in the office make employees feel closer to nature and can reduce fatigue
As mentioned above employees are motivated in different ways. Some of it relates to their specific job function while other aspects are based on personal preference. The key is to get your employees involved in the design of your office space. For one they will feel more empowered, but also feel more involved and connected with the culture of your company.
Check out the complete article here: The Perfect Workspace (According to Science)