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5 Insidious Ways Office Design Sets You Up To Fail
If you find it hard to get any real work done at your desk, it may not just mean you lack the ability to focus. It could also be your office's fault. Office design can influence how much productive work you get done in a day.

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Stale Office Air

The air you are breathing in enclosed spaces could be impairing your cognitive function.

Bringing more fresh air inside, or having a good ventilation syste...

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Poor Lighting

Being close to natural sunlight can make or break an employee’s experience. 

Productivity gains (and losses) are connected to employees’ environmental conditions, ...

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The Colleagues You Sit With

People’s moods are contagious. When your co-worker is rude, you will start to catch their bad attitude, too.

Sitting within a 25-foot radius of a high performer could posit...

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Optimal Temperatures 

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommend keeping the temperatures in office buildings between 68 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit, a range that can feel like the difference be...

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An Office With No Plants

Employees at offices with plants report higher levels of concentration.

If you notice your workspace environment is less than ideal, speak up about it to you...

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Introduce some greenery

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Show appreciation

Creating motivation and making your team feel appreciated is a critical part of long-term productivity.

Encourage your team to keep gratitude journals - writing down a couple of sentences about what you are currently grateful for a couple of times a week. This practice improves productivity by increasing happiness.

Create some privacy

If people can't focus on their work, they are less effective in areas like collaboration and learning, and they are less likely to be satisfied with their jobs.

Workplaces with a balance between individual focus and collaboration are more innovative, creative and encouraging.

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Natural light

Natural light is the most fundamental element of a welcoming space.

Employees prefer natural light and views of the outdoors to onsite cafeterias, fitness centers, and daycare. Natura...

Add in the green

People who work in offices with leafy green plants concentrate better than those who work without greenery. Reconnecting workers with a natural environment results in fewer sick days. 

Adding some plants to the office will give your team both a brain and a mood boost.

Consider your company's needs

How do your teams work best? What are their physical and technological needs?

The seven attributes to consider when determining your optimal workspace: location, enclosure, exposure, technology, temporality, perspective, and size.

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Focus on Employee Wellbeing

The more stress-free and healthy an employee is, the more he will make the company great and prosperous.

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Meditation

For clarity, stability and better mental health, meditation (or mindfulness) is a universally recognized training activity.

Break from Work

Breaks and time-outs lead to better productivity, as they allow the mind to form connections and help in creativity and even relationships.

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