5th April, 2012 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
Businesses have been warned against taking a sense of identify away from the design of their office space.
Kenneth Freeman, international technical director at Ambius, explained that going for a “sterile and lean” workplace can prove to be trouble waiting to happen.
He pointed out that this is because an office which is intended to be as clean as possible takes away the opportunities for people to give their workplace a homely feel.
As a result, members of staff are at risk of losing their sense of identity and often struggle to express that identity.
This then snowballs further, with Mr Freeman noting: “The evidence suggests that if people can’t express their own personality, they’re less altruistic towards their colleagues.”
In order to enhance the atmosphere in an office space further, Carole Spiers, author of Show Stress Who’s Boss! recently advised companies to introduce a chill-out zone to the workplace.
“A chill-out zone enables employees to stretch aching muscles, relax, chat to colleagues and have a much needed drink of chilled water – refreshing the parts that coffee cannot reach,” she pointed out.