Over the last 20 years, the way that the office works has gone through a huge amount of change. Back in the 90s, cubicles were popular and people were crammed into offices almost as if they were intensive farms. The early 2000s saw the rise of open-plan offices, and a decade later we saw the growth of the offices that nobody wants to leave, with ping pong and foosball tables.
Trends come and go, but the key thing that remains is clear. Office managers are well aware of how the office environment impacts on health and wellbeing, and are always trying to find new ways to make the office better, utilising architects, designers and office refurbishment services to create an office their employees can love.
Good workspace designs create environments that are productive and stress-free. Employers need to consider how the physical work environment impacts on their employees.
In the recently published Fellowes Workplace Wellness Trend Report, it was found that most workers find it important to work in an office environment that is good for their health. The survey highlighted some key points:
- 87% of office workers want their current employer to provide healthier benefits, such as fitness incentives, ergonomic seating, better lunch options, or wellness rooms.
- Those who work at younger companies are less likely to have their requests for in-office benefits such as a sit-stand desk turned down, in comparison to those who work for more established businesses.
- 93% of those who work in the tech industry say they would remain with their company longer if they were offered better workplace benefits.
We spend around one-third of each weekday at the office, and it’s important that the time we spend there is good for us. To attract, and retain, high-level talent we need to foster a good … Read the rest