If you're considering utilising a professional workplace solution with the aim of improving your office environment's productivity and wellbeing, the Active team can provide a wide variety of workplace solutions including office relocation, refurbishment, and furnishing services.

Why Is Employee Wellbeing Important?
Studies suggest that our surroundings can have a significant influence on how satisfied we are in the office, affecting work motivation, and even patterns of interaction within the business. If a workplace is performing poorly this can be as much of a source of pressure as a heavy workload, poor work-life balance or significant organisational change. Additionally, with rising concerns over the issue of sedentary behaviour in the workplace and its effects on both mental and physical health, as well as the cost of recruitment; the wellbeing of your staff simply cannot be ignored.

  • Introduce Agile Working. Agile working is similar yet different from flexible working. Whereas in flexi-working systems, employees choose where and when they work, agile working on the other hand focuses on goals and deadlines,and gives employees the freedom to choose where and how they complete them.This means that if implemented correctly agile working can have numerous benefits for the whole business.

Whilst flexible working is fantastic for employee wellbeing, happiness, and staff retention, agile working benefits both the business and the employees;thus it's less one sided. Employees still get more freedom to work where and when they wish, but the result is a more performance-focused team, where employees are utilising their skills where and when they are most beneficial to the business' goals.

  • Improve The Layout. When designing a workplace that focuses on wellbeing, the layout of your office has a crucial part to play. However, it's not as simple as changing every room in the office to be open plan. Whilst open plan and flexible office layouts have the potential to increase collaboration, boost innovation and use space efficiently, it is important for organisations to integrate quiet spaces for privacy and concentration so that employees have a choice of working environment depending on specific tasks.
  • Bring The Outside Inside. This is a growing trend in the workplace. Designers of today are recognising the link between humans and their innate affiliation with the natural environment, especially within the workplace. According to a study by Human Spaces, EMEA office workers who work in environments with natural elements report a 13% higher level of wellbeing.

Additionally, research has also found that the presence of natural elements can act as a buffer against the negative impacts of workplace stress, having a positive impact on both wellbeing and creativity. This is great news for office refurbishment; natural elements can be incorporated into your office design through the use of colours as well as texture, natural materials and plantation to bring the outdoors inside. For example you could create an impact by incorporating a living wall into your reception area.

However, bringing the outside inside isn't just about plants, it's also about lighting and temperature. Both lighting and temperature have significant impacts on physical and psychological wellbeing in an open plan office. Natural light is essential for employee wellbeing, engagement and productivity and as such, it is important to incorporate as much as possible throughout the workspace. In order to make full use of the available lighting, you must consider different levels of lighting for different areas and tasks within the office. Also, it's important to note that according to research by Lees man, 81% of workers believe temperature control to be an important factor of an effective workplace and 77% believe natural light has a part to play.

How Can Active Workplace Solutions Help Your Business?

Relocating and finding a new place of work for your business could potentially be a fantastic decision that could improve not only your business, but also the day-to-day lives of your employees.However it is very important that you carefully consider if relocating is the correct decision for your business. For example, if you're currently in a great location with lots of space, however the space is poorly optimised, you might find your business is better suited by refurbishment. Office fit out services can provide businesses with an updated workplace that not only meets their needs of today, but also considers the needs of tomorrow. For example, if your businesses utilises open plan office environments, perhaps you could utilise a fit out service and introduce acoustic solutions in your workplace.

Interested? Would You Like To Make An Enquiry? Get In Touch With The Active Workplace Solutions Team Today

The Active team work hard to design office environments and workspaces that are visually brilliant, practical, and make the best use out of the available space.

If you are interested in any of the professional office interiors services that are available from the Active Workplace Solutions team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, you can contact us by calling 0845 130 9066. Our friendly and dedicated team will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

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