Creating the Perfect Work Environment For Your Office

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As we all know, work environments range hugely in size and dependent on the industry, the feel of a work environment can largely differ.

One consideration when business owners are redesigning or relocating their office is how can a work environment be designed to encourage innovative thinking and productivity. Here are some tips for creating the perfect work environment.

It all starts with the lighting

A main consideration when encouraging productivity is developing an office that is naturally lit.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to ensure that there are an adequate number of windows spread out around the office. Sure, it’s one of the more expensive areas of your office that can be subject to debate, but it’s the one which can set the tone in the office. Everyone appreciates natural lighting and bringing this in to your office can keep employees productive and make sure they are enjoying their day as much as possible.

Do this, and you’ll be much more inclined invite clients to your office too, especially if you can get an office with a view.

Learn about decluttering

We’re not going to delve too much into the topic of decluttering. After all, this was one of the most popular topics of the last decade.

Suffice to say, there’s plenty of legs in the theory, and if we were to offer just one tip we would tell you to have a serious clear-out. Sometimes, this clear-out might be temporary, and you might find yourself using storage units near you to “test” whether or not your office really needs said items. As a rule of thumb, many experts say that if you haven’t used something in six months, it’s a big candidate for being trashed or recycled.

Regardless of the approach you take, decluttering is one of the easiest ways to an office clear in the hope that your employees will embrace a clean workspace.

Get the air right

There are some areas of the office which can suffer from poor air flow or the wrong temperature of air. Whilst employees often prefer differing temperatures in an office, consider getting a one size fits all control to make sure employees are not constantly turning the temperature up.

Keeping air flowing through the office is crucial for productivity. Whether this is through windows or a centrally controlled air con system (which can sometimes incur high amounts of costs), make sure that there is fresh air available to all employees.

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Samantha Acuna is a writer based in San Francisco, CA. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post,, and Yahoo Small Business.