A successful office is a place where you can walk in and feel the dynamic and positive atmosphere. For managers this is the ultimate goal – a happy workforce is also a motivated and productive workforce, so working on increasing the happiness factor in your office can also have very positive effects on the work that is being produced too.
One of the things that can most affect our happiness is light – do you notice that when the sun is out people just smile more and seem happier? Light from the sun has a positive affect on our brains so in a dark office, it can make people feel tired and lacking in motivation. Try to get as much natural light as possible into the office, and if this is not possible invest in some bulbs that replicate daylight.
People who work in an office often spend long periods of time sitting in one place. Because of this the number of people who suffer from back and neck problems as well as issues like carpal tunnel is high amongst office staff. If you feel that the furniture could do with being updated find a company that sell reception chairs and office chairs that are good for posture and comfort.
Another thing that gets people feeling good at work is teamwork – there are a number of ways you can help to get the team working well together. Introduce office initiatives such as recycling and create a green team or organise some quizzes and team bonding events.