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How to make office the most productive place

Agency | September 06, 2018 10:59 AM

New Delhi:  An office which has carefully chosen interiors and placement of furniture enhance the productivity of the employees significantly. Interiors should be discreetly chosen keeping in mind the weather of the city, the kind of work performed by the employees and also to the extent the age group of the workers, say experts.

Nakul Mathur, Managing Director at Avanta Business Center and Pradeep Aggarwal, Co-founder and Chairman, Signature Global, tell how:

Hygienic flooring: The flooring of the office has to be hygienic and safe. Flooring is usually divided into hard floors and soft floors. It must be ensured that the choice of flooring is thermal resistant, anti-static and inflammable. The flooring must also assist the acoustic dynamics of the office so as to reduce noise levels. In addition to these, the chosen flooring should also be easy to clean. Keeping in mind the environment protection, the flooring should also have the low carbon footprint.

Light balance: Lighting play a very important part in supporting the moods of the employees and extreme care should be given to this aspect. The lighting system and design are utilized to create a productive and welcoming environment but minimizing energy use at the same time. It is also important to balance the heat and light coming into the building from outside. All efforts should be made to reduce visual glare discomfort. This will help protect the employees from eye fatigue, especially in IT and ITeS companies.

Soothing colors: Colours bear a direct and significant impact on human mood, behavior and productivity. Hues of blue and green are considered the most soothing.

Comfort furniture: A lot of focus needs to be given to physical, cognitive, and social needs of the modern workforce. Ergonomic (designed for efficiency and comfort in the working environment) furniture is greatly recommended. The size of the work tables is also important and adds to the comfort level of the employees. A size of 4*2 ft is an ideal size for enhancing productivity.

Walking space: A lot of care should also be given to spaces for walking and movement of the staff. Spaces like corridors, public areas and aisles should be planned and must not be cluttered. It is important to make them ventilated, well illuminated and broad to cater to large crowds. These places require careful planning so as to boost the productivity of employees. This should also be done to reduce the cost to the company for injury or illness related to employees.

Accessories: A lot of attention is paid to accessories these days in the offices, and rightly so. These accessories further improve the mood of the employees and also enhance the aesthetics of the place. An office that is clean will right furniture and accessories make the employees want to come to work but too much of accessories should be avoided and only those items should be chosen that blend with the color theme of the office.

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