11 Sep Want to boost employee satisfaction and productivity? Start by improving these 3 conditions.
A recent Harvard Business Review article published by Jeanne C. Meister explains that wellness programmes and extra work perks are less important to employee satisfaction and productivity than offering a high quality workspace.
Instead of spending more money on extras, their survey of interviewing over 1,600 people concluded that the focus should be on providing the below three factors first:
- Better air quality
Over 58% of respondents said that the quality of the air at work matters. Being able to adjust the room temperature is also very important. Finding a place with windows providing access to fresh air as well as having a good ventilation system makes people more alert and less drowsy and tired.
- Access to natural light
Half of the respondents said that access to natural and comfortable light is very important. In fact, one-third want to control their overhead and desk lighting as well as the levels of natural light streaming in.
- Ability to personalise your workspace
Respondents would rather personalise their work environment than opt for unlimited vacation.
Other than temperature and light, being able to adjust the noise levels and ‘soundscape’ their workspace is key. Being in a quiet environment with limited distractions enables you to focus and concentrate and that really helps in your productivity.
All the above contribute to offering a workplace which according to their findings, could reduce absenteeism up to four days a year. Employees who are satisfied with their work environments are more productive and more likely to stay at their current job over competitors.
By joining Sirius Workspace, you immediately satisfy the three most important factors which drive employee productivity and well-being. Contact us to find out more about how we can help your business grow by offering serviced offices with excellent air quality and ventilation, access to natural light right by the Piraeus coastline and of course the ability for you and your employees to personalise your space based on your needs and requirements.