DATE: 09/14/2016

POSTED IN: Announcements

You rely on your employees to be punctual, engaged, and productive at work. Being a great team, they rise to the challenge. Meanwhile, your employees rely on you to provide the tools they need to be effective at work. How you meet those expectations becomes the foundation of your workplace culture.

Studies show that flexibility in the workplace leads to employees who are more productive and more likely to stay late or come in early to finish tasks. This comfortable give and take, along with amenities like a collaborative workspace design, can be a boon to morale. In fact, one of the most innovative ways modern offices are improving their office space is through this type of design.

Let’s consider the main components successful collaborative office environments require:

  • Good lighting. Natural is best, since fluorescent is not ideal. Lighting should be even, and set up to ensure it doesn’t cast a glare on monitors or white boards.
  • Excellent air quality. This may mean filtering the air in your office or providing ferns and other air-scrubbing plants. Good air quality leads to employees who are more alert, awake, and productive and less likely to call in sick.
  • Comfort. This means comfortable, adjustable chairs that can be made ergonomically correct for each individual employee. Monitors and keyboards should be properly placed to ensure that wrists, necks, and shoulders all stay comfortable even after a very long day.
  • Flexible space. Give employees a chance to sit comfortably, away from desks and monitors. You may be thrilled at the solutions your team discovers when they have time to share ideas in an agreeable environment.
  • Hydration. A water cooler pays for itself, since hydrated employees are less prone to stress and tiredness at work.

Not sure how to choose office furniture to accomplish collaborative workspace design? No problem. Even if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on an office redesign, if your budget is limited, or if you’re not entirely sure how to proceed, that’s okay. At CBI Group, we’re committed to helping you find the right tools to enhance your carefully cultivated workplace culture. Our seasoned professionals can help you select the seating, desks, shelving, and everything else you need to set up perfect collaborative office environments for your team. Contact us today for a free consultation.