According to recent studies, the levels of lighting in an office play a vital role in employee productivity. A staggering 68% of workers often complain about the lighting situation in their office. So what can you do as an employer to boost morale and productivity in the workplace?
Markwell Peck, office refurbishment services have come together to discuss ways in which you can make your workplace that little bit brighter.
Work with natural lighting
Daylight naturally enhances people’s productivity, so if you’re looking for a quick fix to boost morale in the workplace, try drawing back the curtains and letting natural light fill the room. However, if your workspace lacks windows, think about hiring commercial decorators to take down internal walls to create more of an open environment.
If your building will allow for it, installing a curtain wall system is not only a fantastic way to liven up your exterior but it will also mean your workplace will be significantly brighter.
Consider the atmosphere
Unfortunately, when it comes to creating an atmosphere there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Before you make any drastic alterations, you’re going to want to consider what kind of atmosphere you wish to create. For example, if you want to create an area which promotes innovation and creativity, try having lots of airy; bright open plan spaces. Alternatively, if you want to create a space for reflection and focus, keep the lighting dim and calm.
If your office isn’t big enough to make drastic changes, there are other things you can do to make your workspace seem brighter. Simply hiring commercial painting contractors to come in and redecorate can make a huge difference. Neutral colour schemes such as white and creams allows for flexibility. You can easily add colour to brighten things up or subtract colour to calm things down. White paint can also have the effect of making your room feel bigger and cleaner.