1. Arm Yourself With the Facts
Important Workplace Design Statistics:
- Colors have a key influence on productivity, creativity and mood at work. Blue stimulates the mind, red affects the body, yellow inspires creativity and green creates a sense of calm and balance. Tailoring your colors to different teams or areas of the office is ideal!
- 37% of job candidates will accept a job with a lower salary if a company offers an appealing facility, workplace culture and technology.
- 30% of employees report feeling very engaged in their jobs who have easy access to flexible work arrangements. This means allowing them alternative spaces and times to work throughout the day.
- Walking around for five minutes every hour boosts mood and reduces fatigue and food cravings. Whether it’s creating more space for employees to get up and move or offering them the option of standing desks, movement is crucial to longterm employee satisfaction and productivity.
- Better workplace lighting has been linked to a 15% reduction in absenteeism. This includes both natural and artificial lighting.
- Employees report performance improvements of up to 38% in environments with white noise or sound masking. The layout of the office, floor and ceiling materials, furniture and behavioral expectations all have a powerful effect on this.
- Poor posture results in a number of negative effects on employees including headaches, breathing problems, neck and back pain, and even jaw pain. Low-quality chairs lead to fatigue and back problems and ultimately, decrease employee productivity.
- Having plants throughout the office increases work satisfaction and engagement and boosts productivity by 15%.