A healthy and comfortable work environment is important for the happiness, productivity and morale of your staff.
Check out this list of quick ways to a healthier workplace for you and your team.
- Offer different seating solutions
Sitting has been branded the new smoking, but the most workplaces make it easy to be sedentary with long hours in front of a screen. Offer options such as adjustable standing desks that let you easily transition between sitting and standing. Offer bar stools in break away rooms and encourage standing meetings. Also pay attention to desk design, chair ergonomics and general office layout to promote healthier behaviour.
- Bring in colour
Drab, uninteresting offices can decrease staff members’ creativity, productivity and mood. If you want your staff to enjoy being in a stimulating environment, Decorating your offices using the correct colours can have a big effect on them. Here’s how colour affects people
Red: Known to increase energy levels, raise blood pressure and speed up heart rate. A stimulant for conversation and collaboration
Orange: evokes excitement, enthusiasm and energy
Pale Blue: Professional, productive and focused
Green: Tranquillity and peace. Evokes feelings of security, credibility and reassurance.
- Go green
Having plants around the office greatly improves the appearance of any work space. Modern office buildings, with predominantly sealed air, can contain up to ten times more pollutants than the air outside. Plants in the office improve air quality by removing harmful pollutants and have also been shown to reduce the symptoms of “sick building syndrome”. Providing plants for the office will also convey a positive brand image to visitors.
- Let in the fresh air
Instead of keeping the air conditioning on all the time, why not leave it for really hot days? Opening windows and allowing fresh, natural air into the office creates a breeze and moves the air around. Fresh air is known to be great for digestion, strengthening immune system, cleans your lungs, giving you more energy and a sharper mind and making you happier.
Cenhealth offers affordable, yet unique staff benefits with our Corporate health solution. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your staff be healthier and more productive. email: firstname.lastname@example.org