How Your Office Environment Can Affect Employee Productivity

15th November 2016

Are you a business owner? If so, the productivity of your employees is probably very important to you. It is no secret that the environment your employees work in has a massive impact on their productivity, though many employers fail to recognize just how much of a difference it can make. Many employers feel that employee productivity is the sole responsibility of the employee i.e. getting enough sleep and eating breakfast. This is true, to an extent, but there are many things that an employer can do to boost productivity.

Some of the common factors that affect an employee’s productivity are;

  • workplace clutter
  • lighting
  • temperature
  • noise
  • communication & relationships

If these factors mentioned aren’t addressed, then the overall well-being of your employees will likely be affected. The happier your employees are, the more productive they are. This simple fact should always be kept in mind, particularly when considering office space.

A study conducted in 2009 suggests that lighting is the primary factor that affects an employee’s productivity. Dim lighting lowers productivity, and fluorescent lighting has been known to cause headaches. At The Union Building, we use state of the art LED lighting that is designed to simulate natural daylight. This innovative new technology is used in all our office space.

Temperature also ranks highly (particularly amongst females) as a factor that affects productivity, which is why all office space at The Union Building is regulated at a constant optimum temperature (typically between 18ºC and 21ºC). This means that if you set your offce temperature to 20ºC, it will stay at 20ºC regardless of the weather outside.

Furniture is another major factor that affects productivity (particularly males). The Union Building offers those who take office space the option of furnishing it themselves, or setting a budget and a specification for us to furnish for you. We have a professional relationship with The Senator Group – one of the top office furniture suppliers in Europe. This connection enables us to furnish your office with high-quality furniture that will ensure your employees are comfortable, and therefore productive.

To find out more about our available office space, please enquire about office space.

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