With many office workers arriving to work in the dark each morning before leaving the office to darkness in the evening, at this time of year it is hardly surprising that people get down in the dumps about going to work. There are however ways that you as an employer can do your bit to change this and ultimately make your office a little more inviting at this dark, damp and dreary time of year. Read on to find out how;
It may sound simple however the redecoration of your office could have a massive effect on the morale and productivity of your employees. By adding a splash of colour here or there, whether it be in the staff room or in the main office area, it could well inspire your workers and give the lift they need when they walk in from the cold and wet and enter into a bright, enthusiastic setting ahead of a day at work.
Re-jig the Layout
Again, a simple thing such as how your office is laid out can have a considerable effect on the attitude of your employees. If your office is currently rigidly laid out with cubicle desks for each employee, why not consider the creation of an open plan layout that encourages interaction and allows teams to share ideas? The change in layout could have a very positive effect on employees as the open plan design could make them feel part of a team rather than an individual who has to beaver away alone at a desk all day long.
Embrace the Festive Spirit
As we head towards Christmas and the festive joy builds, embrace it within your office! A Christmas tree, a few lights and the odd singing Santa can’t do any harm and will certainly help make the countdown to the holidays seem to pass much quicker for your employees. The odd Christmas song playing across the office will also soon ensure the festive spirit emanates throughout and will almost certainly lift the mood of any down in the dump workers!
Although the weather and the dark mornings and nights do very little for the mood of most people at this time of the year, it doesn’t have to be this way within an office environment. Hopefully the three tips we at Paint Spray Tools have offered will ensure that as a business owner, you can do your bit to make the office a more inviting place to be this winter.