What Does Your Office Design Need to Promote Productiveness?

What Does Your Office Design Need to Promote Productiveness?

Our environment influences our behavior and how we are motivated to act. This is why if you want to infuse a positive drive into your employees, creating the right environment really counts. How they feel about their direct surroundings is reflected in the work output, so in that respect, it pays for employers to consider how the workplace affects a person’s mood. Your workplace and your mood There are several studies which support the physical environment of a workplace playing a significant role in the worker’s well-being and behavior. Aside from other factors that also affect the work performance of employees, it is their direct surroundings that they are immersed in every day. Hence it is a factor that is largely influential in the work they produce. According to Roger Ulrich, whose work, ‘View through a window may influence recovery from surgery’ was published in the Science journal, ”Many physical workspaces are typically designed for functional effectiveness, and do not typically take into account the needs and goals of those who will use and interact with this workspace.” He further contends that “in order to promote wellness through physical surroundings it is imperative to consider the needs, goals, and motives of the end user, as a central and guiding component to the design of the physical work environment.” When the goals, needs, and motives are taken into consideration, the physical environment can then be used to cultivate and support a work environment that is “psychologically supportive.” Furthermore, another study by Lee and Brand published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology 2005 supported the first author’s claim. They found that...