Businesses are reviewed on the basis of their value and customer-holding in the market, but the real business happens inside the walls of concrete – office space.
Every single business in this world, whether small or multinational, generates most of its success from the work that happens inside the office premises in comparison to that happens out there in the market. And so it is important to keep the office space in condition and to create an atmosphere that employees love to have around.
Why do you think multinational companies like Google, Tata Consultancy Services, and Facebook have office space bigger than the football fields?
Because they all have included many other things apart from the cabins, chairs, and tables in their office space, and it all helps their employees to feel alive and energised and not bored while at work.
While you may think that having a pool table inside office premises will distract your employees from work, it oppositely helps them to take off the stress and get relaxed, which ultimately results in higher productivity.
Here are some must-have things to include your office space which help to boost your business.
There are loads and loads of articles and blogs talking about the benefits of indoor plants. Whether they are being placed in homes or in office spaces, benefits that they deliver are countless and pleasant.
Having indoor plants in office spaces boosts the creativity of the employees, keeps them healthy, which means fewer leaves, and helps to keep the stress away. All in all, indoor plants can magically boost the daily productivity of your workforce, and your business will surely witness a positive boost.
Beverage Vending Machine
While having a pantry worker and fixed tea times for the employees is good, having a beverage vending machine is great. From the fixed office timings to fixed targets, your employees are already living a scheduled life at work.
So rather than having fixed refreshment time with only tea on the menu, have a beverage vending machine which will provide different types of beverages like tea, coffee, cappuccino, lemon tea, and hot milk with the press of a button. And let employees choose how much and at what time they want to drink.
We are not saying that you must have as many games as Google has but at least have one game. Even if it’s a chessboard with two chairs around it in the corner of office areas, employees will love it.
Let your employees play and take-off the stress of work. What you must worry about is the on-time delivery of work you have given to your employees and not when and how they do it.
And by having a playing area in office space, you can also hold competitions once or twice a week before or after working hours. It will keep the employees engaged and will help to ease the communication gap.
It is found that correct lightning helps to combat fatigue and enhances well being, and lightning is also responsible for the productivity of employees. So, the lightning in your office space has to be ample. It should not be so bright and should not be very dull.
You can take help from an interior designer, and he/she will guide you. Most of the famous worldwide businesses are found to have a mix of bright, dull, and colourful lightning throughout their office spaces.
It may sound like kid stuff, but water bottles are a must. Even though most of the employees carry their own water bottles to work, having one bottle for every employee in the office space is a very beneficial thing.
Staying productive and keeping energy levels high throughout the day is only possible when a person keeps his/her body hydrated enough. So, if somehow any of your employees forget to bring a water bottle along, he/she must have the power of water throughout the day.
And it will happen only if you keep water bottles in the office. To promote brand awareness; water bottles can have the company’s logo on them.
There are a lot more things that you can have in your office space, but the ones that we have mentioned above hold the foremost importance. Other things can be bean bags, video games, free food, headphones, and free goodies every month.
But you don’t have to go way beyond your budget to add such things in your office space. All that is needed is to make your employees feel fresh and make the office atmosphere entertaining and exciting. When your employees work with a free and happy mind, they will surely give their 100%, and your business will ultimately witness a boost.
This is something that business studies and business books don’t teach you!