Keeping the employees happy is key when it comes to productivity. Keeping them comfortable with nice seating and work surfaces can go a long way toward that goal. The more comfortable your team-members, the less stress they will feel when it’s time to report for work, less stress also equals productivity.
When looking for a comfortable office furniture, one aspect for consideration the level of adjust-ability. Unless you plan on buying individual chairs, adjust-ability will be very important for the comfort of people 6-foot-tall or 5 foot tall.
In contrast, struggling with a fixed position chair makes being comfortable difficult.
Cushions should be firm, providing support and comfort. Helping to prevent strain on the lower back.
Lower back pain is one of the most common injuries in the workplace. Taking steps to minimizing it helps maintain the work force’s health and productivity.
Comfort in the case of the office also means the ease of moving around when needed. Having chairs with wheels, for example, is a better option than those without.
With employees usually spending a third of their day at the office, it is but important to make their comfort one of the office’s paramount concerns. That way, they stay healthy, happy and productive.
In addition to seating there are other considerations:
The Desk is a basic need in nearly every office. Whether it’s to have something to place a computer on or just a space to sign documents, the desk performs functions that are essential to most office.
Shelving needs vary providing a space for more than just books, shelves also help organize things making them easier to find.
Filing Cabinets might soon be a thing of the past, but until that day arrives, nearly every office has important documents to keep and to organize. The filing cabinet does the job while at the same time keeping them secure.
Now your people are almost ready to go to work. There are several other areas proven to have an impact on productivity, like lighting and background noise. But we are only deal with these.
Temperature, Humidity, Air Quality, Lighting, Noise, Odors
If you are one of the few who think these are not important, I would suggest you remove the heating and air conditioning system from your facility and start saving money on utilities, maintenance and repairs.
However, consider the following before you start calling crane companies to pick the packaged units off your roof.
There are many studies available on the effects of comfort.
(Source: Professor Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE Cornell University)