Consider this statistic:
Unmotivated employees account for a loss of $450 to $550 billion each year in the United States.
Clearly, a lack of motivation severely impacts employee productivity and organizational profitability. The question that begs to be asked then is, “what can be done to combat this?”
In a recent study conducted by CBI Group, an office interior solutions provider, they found an overwhelming correlation between office design and productivity and discovered:
- Improved lighting and ventilation resulted in a decrease in absenteeism, an increase in employee satisfaction by 24 percent, and up to a 16 percent increase in productivity
- A desk with multiple computer screens increased productivity up to 50 percent
These findings point to the need for organizations to reconsider their office design to ensure optimal productivity. Here are tips to improve your office design and ultimately your employees’ output.
Now that you understand the basics of what a productive work environment entails, it’s time to determine how your office measures up. Does your design encourage creativity and innovation? If not, use this information and consider what small changes you can make to your space to empower your employees to be as efficient as possible.
Does your office design already promote productivity? We’d love to see your design and hear about your office in the comments below!