Whilst the job which you have is of course important in terms your overall happiness, the environment in which you work makes a huge amount of difference to how much you enjoy your work. There are many requirements which we need in our work life to be able to not only enjoy our job, but also perform to the best of our abilities. Ask yourself honestly if you are happy with your work environment? The answer to this question, and many like it, will of course vary, in fact we have partnered up with Slater & Gordon lawyers to bring you some fascinating information based around this, check it out in the infographic below.
So what in fact does make for the best workplace environment? Let’s take a look.
Working all day in a dark space, or a place filled with artificial lighting, can really alter our mood, and impact our health. The best working environment therefore, when it comes to light, is to have a place to work where there is lots of natural light coming through, which can help you to feel at your best, and at no risk of health consequences.
Comfort and Support
If you sit on a chair and work at a desk all day, the level of comfort and support which you’ll need are very important. The health risks such as back problems which can be caused by poor ergonomics, are very real and can cause you great issues going forward.
More and more companies are investing in their social areas at work, in order to improve people’s break times, and encourage a tighter team. If you only have a small place where you can take a coffee and a sandwich, this hardly feels like much of a break. The best workplaces have comfortable and spacious areas where one can enjoy a break in a relaxing environment.
Something else which can greatly improve your working environment is the noise, or lack of it, which you have around you as you work. The choice is yours as to whether you prefer silence or some music, but as long as you can avoid noisy machinery, you can better enjoy your working day.
For many people, working in a clean and tidy environment greatly helps them to do their job better. Ensuring a tidy workplace comes down to both the employees and their training, plus the leadership who should provide bins and organisation, as well as enforcing cleanliness in the workplace.
There is nothing worse than sweating cobs when you are trying to get work done, or having to put on gloves because the temperature is too cold. A well managed climate in the workplace can make a huge difference to how the workforce feels during their day.
What for you makes the perfect working environment? Let us know in the comments section below, we would love to hear your thoughts.