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Seven surprising things that increase office wellbeing

Seven surprising things that increase office wellbeing

Ensuring your employees are happy and well has been proven to increase productivity and reduce absenteeism in the workplace. Many employers think investing into wellbeing is going to be an expensive venture, but it doesn’t have to be. In this blog we explore some surprising, and economic, things that can increase the happiness and wellbeing of your employees.



1. Water

There is no doubt that drinking water is important to our overall health and well-being. Drinking water helps to flush toxins and waste products from our body, prevents dehydration, and helps us look and feel better, too. Making sure employees have access to fresh water in an easy and inexpensive way to care for their wellbeing and mood.

Get more information on Water Dispensers HERE.



2. Carpets

A cost-effective and visually pleasing solution to decrease noise in an open plan office is to install carpets. Carpet is a sound reducer, offering an excellent solution in tackling the loud noises in the office. Some manufacturers offer carpet tiles that can reduce sound and impact noise by up to 30dB.

Check out a range of some creative carpets HERE.



3. Personality

You spend the vast majority of your working day at the office, so the office should feel comfortable and be inspiring! And, your company culture should be in harmony with your office environment. This will help people to understand, connect to and feel like a part of something greater, like a positive, fun and vibrant culture.

Get some inspiration to your refurbishment HERE.



4. Colour

Bright colours will help to suppress melatonin (the sleep hormone) and boost energy, keeping your staff alert, focussed and productive for longer. It also makes the office environment more inviting and helps keep your employees happier.

Find a range of colours HERE.



5. Fruit

Offering your staff free fruit is a great, cheap, easy way to encourage healthy eating. Having a steady supply of fruit at your fingertips makes it easier to snack healthily instead of picking up random junk food from the shop at lunch.

You can serve the fruit in a top notch staff kitchen like THIS.



6. Showers

Some 45% of workers complain that they have a stressful journey to the office, according to the British Council for Offices. So why not encourage employees to get on their bike or walk to work. If they can refresh at the office, they have no reason not to! They will also get a boost of exercise-induced happy hormones before the working day even begins.

Get shower inspiration HERE.



7. Naptime

We all keep hearing about how good sleep is for you, and a little siesta in the middle of the day might just be the perfect thing on a stressful day. You could easily arrange a little quiet corner in the office for people to relax at during their lunchbreak.

How about a common area featuring THESE items?

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