A calm, productive office environment is vital for the success of your company. When efficiency improves, employees take notice and are encouraged to work better as a team.

The most important aspect of any office environment is that the team is working towards a common goal. However, there are many obstacles that work against positive attitudes and productivity.

Long commutes or hot summer days can put pressure on your employees. Mix in technological troubles and you’re bound to have a stress-induced explosion.

We don’t want to see any office collapse under pressures, so we’ve narrowed down the top three ways to improve your office environment.

1. Focus on Communication

Communication is the key to any relationship, and the office environment is no different. Employers and employees need an open line of communication to discuss their needs, expectations, and frustrations.

Most have heard of the “open-door policy,” but we encourage open, clear communication during projects. Open communication should be focused on sharing ideas.

Allowing workers to voice their ideas helps employees feel significant at work. Sharing theories and strategizing together builds bonds and heightens the probability of success.

Employees will be more comfortable in an office environment where they feel heard and understood. You’ll also have a strong team, capable of tackling even the most difficult issues.

2. Team Building Workshops

Team building workshops are specifically designed to improve workflow as well as office morale.

Workshops like the Myers-Briggs personality test reveal how employees like to work. There are also inside tips on what could minimize stress. This workshop will also help co-workers understand each other and give them the tools to avoid conflict.

Workshops also provide a free, safe space for employees to voice any concerns.

3. Decor Creates a Positive Office Environment

Believe it or not, decor is a vital part of a positive office environment.

You want your employees to feel uplifted and energized when they come to work. Simple details like lighting or faux flowers can totally transform the atmosphere of a room.

Lighting alone has been proven to improve productivity and mood. We’d also recommend staying away from fluorescent light as the blue tone can be harsh on the eyes. Warm lighting is the best option as it’s both inviting and gentle on the eyes.

A Helping Hand

DocTech wants to be apart of your quest to improve your office environment.

Consider our office solutions to extend your abilities and efficiency. Give us a call at (781) 899-8408 to learn more!