The majority of us spend an enormous part of our lives at work. For some that’s a good thing…for some, not so much. They say you’re a product of your environment right? So, for this reason, it is important to invest a few minutes into making your work environment better for yourself, your coworkers and your employees.
In our 2018 Survey over 90% of our employees reported that they enjoyed working at CCM & this is because we have worked hard in bettering their working environment. Creating a harmonious working environment can be easily done by making a few physical and intangible changes, here are a couple of things that can be done:
When it comes to redesigning the workplace to boost productivity levels, lighting should be heavily considered. Not only can proper lighting have an effect on employee’s health and attitude but it can also save the company money. Dimmed lighting in the office can be detrimental to productivity levels for a number of reasons. Dim light can be the cause of headaches and strained eyes. Dim lighting can also result in drowsiness and lack of focus, which would obviously have a negative impact on employee motivation. Harsh white tones can cause problems also so for this reason fluorescent lights shouldn’t be considered for workplace environments. Fluorescent lighting is also known to disrupt productivity levels in the office as they can cause eyes to strain and can trigger migraine headaches.
Natural light has been proven to be the best option for
Not only does natural light in the office help our eyesight but it also boosts mood, energy level, happiness, and promotes a general willingness to simply show up to work. However, the nature of modern working means that for
many workers access to natural lighting is not always
possible. 24/7 working, shift-work, office work and different
geographical latitudes mean that most employees work in
environments where there is a need for artificial lighting for
some or all of their work period. This emphasises a need to
understand how the use of artificial lighting impacts directly
or indirectly on worker well-being and performance.