Five ways to create a relaxing workspace
Work can be stressful enough without an environment that is stressful itself. A workspace that is dull, cramped or uninspiring could be detrimental to staff morale and motivation. If you feel that your workspace isn’t creating the relaxed vibe you would like, here are some tips to help you change that.
Create attractive surroundings: The interior of your property is more important than you might think. Clearing out the clutter and sprucing up the decor could be just the thing your workspace needs to lift any stress. By adding some art or repainting you might start to feel the benefits of a more aesthetically pleasing work environment.
Bring your property to life: If silence is killing creativity, adding some energy could be just the ticket. If music is appropriate to your workspace, why not let the staff enjoy the radio? Throw in some greenery and maximise natural light and your staff are sure to feel relaxed and energised to work that little bit harder.
Maximise comfort: There is nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in the place that you work. Overcrowded desks or workbenches can be stressful and unsettling, so it might be worth thinking about how you can make the most of the space that you have available.
Encourage inspiration: It’s not healthy for workers to feel creatively shackled, so try to allow expression of ideas. Idea boards and quiet spaces can give your staff the opportunity to present their thoughts and discuss ideas with others in a relaxed environment.
Promote personalisation: Workers may feel more at home and comfortable if they can personalise the area that they work in with quirky accessories or personal items like photos. Having a relaxing place to work can help to focus the mind and inspire creativity.
Do you have any advice for creating a relaxing work environment? Disagree with any of the above? Leave a comment and let us know!