Many of us dread going to work, and it can be even more dreadful if the workspace looks as dull as it feels like working there.
If you are either the one running the office or in the HR department, you better take this seriously as the morale of the team ought not to be left to rot. The employee’s behaviour and productivity have a lot to do with the kind of atmosphere their office has. The atmosphere can be a real mood lifter.
Apart from people’s behaviour, there are a few other things that can help you light up the ambience of your office. Here are a few of them:
Uplifting art on the office walls
While many of you have already seen many encouraging quotes framed on the office walls, it is still a major mood lifter. Whether it is about having a bad day at work or the personal problems at the back of one’s mind, looking at art can really cheer one up. Try to replace it every now and then for a change.
Strange adjective to use for the office furniture? Well, give it a thought. Instead of having the mainstream uniform office chairs, how nice would it be to add a little bit of aesthetic touch to it. There are a number of manufacturers of office furniture in Manchester manufacturers, making out-of-the-box office furniture without compromising comfort at the same time.
Plants can cheer up a dreary office even if it is artificial. One can choose from a wide variety of indoor plants (even the one with fake roses that look very realistic). Get one for every workstation. You can also go for the low maintenance plants. Nothing beats a vas with fresh flowers of a vine of a money plant.
An uplifting air freshener
Ever wondered why all the offices sort of have the same smell? Well, it is because most of them go for the typical air fresheners every departmental store has. If the goal is to liven up the office atmosphere, then why not put in some effort to find a distinct scent that oozes freshness and soothes one’s senses at the same time?
Occasional lotteries or competitions
While the tips above can give you a head-start in lightening up the office, there is something else that can level up the game. Yes, many of the offices are already doing it; occasional lotteries and competitions. The lotteries can be held once every 2 weeks or a month. The winner can get a dinner for two or something interesting as that.
As for the competition, make sure it is not related to work at all. The goal is to cheer everyone up and to incite their competitive instinct in them. Activities like these give the employees something to look forward to. It will help blow off the heat now and then during the working hours.
So, make a few changes, and we hope that your employees love ‘em!