We all experience stress – so imagine if there were strategies we could use to minimise it in advance. From adjusting the physical layout of our workspace, to creating to structures for communication, work doesn’t have to be a place you dread. Here are five more ways you can create a stress free work environment.
1. Choose the right colour scheme
When choosing your workplace’s theme or colour scheme, try and select the right colours to ensure that you stay motivated. If you choose a safe and dull color scheme option, it can make your workspace look dreary and depressing.
You should consider colors that can boost productivity and does cause eyestrain:
- Blue promotes focus and concentration
- Orange is for warmth and creativity
- Green is ideal to look at when you need to rest your eyes
2. Change the lighting
You want your workspace to be as bright as possible, especially when there’s more natural light in your workspace. It will make your space more inviting, and it can boost people’s moods. Plus, it won’t fatigue people’s eyes when you have the appropriate lighting system in the workspace.
3. Create a culture of regular exercise
Adults spend most of their day working. That’s why you need to create a culture of physical fitness as much as possible.
For example, you can reward your employees that walk or bike to work. Not only is it good for physical fitness, but it’s also environmentally friendly. You can also set up fitness programs, like Yoga Tuesdays, that will encourage your employees to move around.
4. Encourage work-life balance
When your employees have a balanced work and life situation, they become better workers. That’s why you should encourage work-life balance in your employees. This means you don’t demand they work overtime, and are mindful not to overwhelm them with their workload.
5. Have a room for relaxation
If you have room for creativity, it will be a good idea to have a space for relaxation.
Your employees will have these pauses in the middle of the workday outside of their lunch break. They could use that extra time to relax so that they’re more awake, alert, and motivated when they get back from work.
While no one is immune to stress, it would help if you have space to unwind. And the 11 tips we shared can help you achieve that. Remember: A stress-free work environment can help you get things done and be productive!
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