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Creating a healthy workplace



Posted: October 9th, 2015

We all know how important the work environment is in terms of productivity, creativity and job satisfaction.  All businesses strive, or should strive to achieve a healthy working environment for their employees – but what constitutes a healthy working environment?

Culture

One of the most important indications of a psychologically healthy environment is laughter.  Colleagues who laugh together tend to work well together.  Laughter is a sign of comfort within the workplace and a bit of fun should be encouraged.  Open-door policies that encourage free sharing of ideas are an important element in creating a healthy and positive culture in your business.  Employees who are listened to feel valued and also feel that they can make a tangible difference to the business which enhances job satisfaction.

Air Flow

Optimise air flow in your office by removing as many obstacles as possible.  That means that partitions or cubicles should be raised slightly off the floor and occasionally rearranged to shift air flow.  Keep ventilation systems in good working order, have them serviced regularly and keep the filters clean.

Go Green

Invest in a few plants in and around the office.  Placing a plant near your computer will help to absorb some of its emissions.  It will also soothe your eyes when you look away from your screen (which you should do every 20 minutes) as well as brighten up the office a bit.

As a firm we know the importance of a positive working environment and know that by ensuring our team have good working spaces, they are more productive, comfortable and happy when they work, which in turn yields greater results in every area of our business.

If you want to take advantage of our expertise, contact our Business Development Specialists today on 01228 711888 or email info@david-allen.co.uk.