We’ve all probably had a variety of good and bad experiences when it comes to our work environment. There’s a big difference between a dynamic, fun, energetic environment and one that’s dreary and lifeless. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons some of the world’s largest companies put so much effort into creating fun, comfortable and engaging workplace environments. Because quite simply, people work better when they’re happy.
However, there’s plenty of specific reasons that your work environment matters. Here’s just some of those reasons you should put more thought into how you’re working.
A good environment promotes productivity
Put simply, when the work environment is good, productivity increases. Just ask anybody who’s worked in a dull, restrictive environment. When staff are happier, they produce better results and there’s a number of reasons for this. When there’s opportunities for collaboration, easy communication, great facilities and a comfortable environment, people are inspired to be the best version of themselves. When you can foster a real sense of teamwork, that’s when you start seeing drastic spikes in productivity.
The right space for collaboration
Collaboration is a big part of business, whether you work for a small to medium enterprise or you’re a solo entrepreneur. The ability to network with like-minded professionals is great for your career, your business, and also gives you inspiration. Co-working spaces and serviced office spaces are great for this, because you get plenty of collaboration opportunities, both inside and outside of your immediate work colleagues. If you’d like to know more about serviced offices, we’d love to hear from you at Urban Hub, so please contact us for more information.
Your work environment affects your mental wellbeing
When you spend a lot of time at work, and let’s face it, 8 hours a day is a long time, you want the environment to be comfortable. If you have to go to work every day in a tired office space with run-down amenities in a less than desirable part of town, you’re not going to feel great about being there.
It’s a lot better for your mental well-being if you’re in a supportive, fun, collaborative environment that also gives you the personal space to achieve what you need to. Humans are naturally social creatures, so being in a dynamic environment with similar people is always going to be better for your mental health.
You need room for meetings
Another aspect of the work environment is the ability to access meeting rooms and larger spaces. Imagine you’re working in a tiny office space somewhere, and you need to onboard a couple of new staff members. Doing that in an open-plan setting with distractions is a really bad look, and also not constructive.
The same goes for meeting with clients, hosting events and even just getting together with your own colleagues. An environment that provides meeting rooms gives you a far more professional look, and lets you do all the networking and sales meetings you need.
Increasing the quality of your work environment can do wonders for your own well-being and productivity, not to mention the professional appearance you present when meeting clients.