It’s no secret that the work life inside of a cubicle is not a particularly ideal environment that an employee desires to work in. In fact, some studies show that those who spend their average 8-hour work day inside of a cramped enclosed, colorless box are by far the unhappiest. Going to work with a mindset like this before your day has even started will not yield a fulfilling career. Unhappy workers tend to barely do the minimum, are quick to complain, make more mistakes, and usually lack cooperation among their coworkers. However, it doesn’t have to be like this. With some simple rearrangement and redesign choices, you can drastically improve employee productivity and turn your company around.
Something that every business needs to come to terms with at some point is just how centrally important the workplace is. Different kinds of businesses in various industries will have a range of types of workplace, and they can vary hugely. From the standard office to a warehouse floor or even a highway, no two workplaces are the same. But no matter what kind of workplace your business works within, you will need to ensure that it is designed with the employees in mind. This means that it is a comfortable, safe and inviting place which people feel happy to work in. If this is not achieved, it can be amazing how quickly it can lead to further problems within the business. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the major characteristics of a great workplace.