Reduce stress with well designed and attractive offices

January 31, 2013

If you’re keen to reduce worker stress within your organisation, you’re not alone. Stress is a major issue among employees in the UK and as well as causing anxiety and problems for the individuals affected, along with their families, it also hits firms’ bottom lines.

When staff members feel under too much pressure, their productivity can plummet and relations within offices can become strained. Also, individuals are more likely to take time off work, and this is bad news for their employers.

The perfect storm

At present, Britain is in many ways experiencing the perfect storm when it comes to worker stress. Because of the economic conditions affecting the country, many people feel as though their jobs are in danger. In itself, this causes anxiety. However, it can also lead to workers taking on more responsibilities and tasks. To help save their roles, they may need to work harder and faster and this means added pressure.

Meanwhile, bosses are feeling the strain and this can feed through to lower level managers and ultimately to everyone else.

In addition, living costs are rising and wages for many individuals are failing to keep pace. This means that even when individuals head home after a hard day’s work, they might struggle to relax and unwind, instead worrying about household bills and other expenses.

Simple but effective

Tackling macroeconomic issues like these yourself may be out of the question. However, there are simple steps you can take reduce stress within your organisation. For example, investing in improved office furniture may help.

Initially, the types of seating and desks you have in your working environment may seem insignificant. However, they are anything but. By providing well designed and attractive furniture, you can help ensure that your personnel remain comfortable while at their desks. In turn, this can reduce their anxiety and frustration.

Take your pick

Here at Furniture At Work™ we understand the importance of superb furniture and provide a range of items that may be ideal for your company. Whether you’re after leather office chairs, desk screens or anything else, we can help.

Also, our items represent superb value for money, which may be welcome new if you’re operating on a limited budget.

Attention to detail

As well as getting hold of the right furniture, it helps to pay attention to the smaller details in your office. Simple things like adding some plants to your working environment and providing your personnel with fresh fruit can lift morale.

If you want to go that extra mile, you could even invest in some tasteful but cheerful artwork to bring a more vibrant and homely feel to the space.

People spend long hours at their workstations and so making sure that the areas are comfortable and pleasing to look at can have a profound impact on employees’ emotions and attitudes.

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about how we operate and to see whether or not we have the furniture you want for your office, just take a look around the rest of our website.

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