Let us start with an example, there are various terrorist organizations around the world. When seen in movies, news and otherwise(if you are so unfortunate), they are mostly situated in a deserted cave or an underground establishment. The lights are usually dim and the furniture is old and limited. At such a place, it is easier to think about the wrong and darkness in life and this motivates them to plot evil ideas or destructive strategies. This is just an example for giving you an idea, as to how the workspace affects our mood and mindset.
Setting Up a work place might not be the easiest thing to do. You need to consider a number of precautions and suggestions to get it right. People today have started acknowledging the importance of a scientific outlook while designing the workspace. Colors, lights and space, are some of the may ators that influence productivity at work. Read on to discover the secret behind setting up a positive work environment to maximize productivity.
Color is one of the most serious issues that are to be addressed when planning the workspace. You may like black, from your car, shirt, and the mug from which you drink coffee may be black. However, for a workspace, you need to compromise with the favorite color. Black color environment fills the mind with dark thoughts and can reflect badly on the performance of your employees. The color red is known to stimulate hunger and increase the urge of eating. Yellow stimulates anxiety while blue is known to produce chemicals that calm our brain. You may look to use blue for making the workspace environment stress free and boost productivity. A stressed mind is likely to commit more mistakes than a relaxed mind.
Posture and health are interlinked as one influences other. If you are not sitting in the right posture, you may end up hurting your spine and this may also lead to cervical. The correct posture, show in the above picture needs to be maintained not only from the point of view of productivity but also from the point of view of health. If you stress indulge in a work that requires you to sit for long hours, then you must make sure that there is enough room to straighten the and stretch the legs under your desk or on the sides. The position of the chair and height of the monitor should not cause pain in neck, shoulders or the backbone. If it does then you must make alterations as there is no point of hurting your precious body. Employees may take more leaves if their pain persists and you may incur a loss. The seating must be comfortable, as if you were to sit in the chair for the whole day without giving yourself any sort of pain.
If your work requires a quite environment and concentration of high level; you must consider the location to be as much away from traffic as possible. If not then use your brain or take the help of an expert in office setup to minimize the incoming sound. Another solution can be choosing the space according to the timings of operation.
As discussed in the example at the beginning of the blog, lighting can be determining factor of the mood and mindset. Therefore. while setting up the office space make sure that you use as much of natural lighting as possible. If your office is not geographically positioned to receive sunlight then you may use nonfluorescent natural light lamps as a substitute. Position the lamp to your side and enjoy the brightness in your mood and in the room. Sunlight or the natural light is known to boost morale and enthusiasm.
Make sure that you follow the basics and built a work environment that compliments the sort of work you do. Consider color choice and lighting to be important factors while planning for the interiors.