There is plenty of material out there about what constitutes an efficient and comfortable workspace: the right room, the right desk, the right chair, etc. But what if I told you that if an ideal workspace wasn’t about what was in it, but the environment itself?
This recent write-up on Fast Company explores how the ambience of a workspace is what employees value the most. Natural lighting and a view of the outdoors is more important to them than cutting-edge technology, refreshments or break rooms. That’s some food for thought.
With this in mind, ask yourself: are these simple necessities currently available to you during the day? What about your co-workers and/or employees? How can you incorporate more elements of nature into your work life?
Whether you can only afford to make a few small changes or completely overhaul your space, this is important to keep in mind. Worker satisfaction hinges on feeling connected and healthy, so making those changes aren’t only worth a boost in productivity, but the health of everyone involved.