Workplace Refurbishment – A Change Is As Good As A Rest

Aug 23, 2017

The age-old saying “a change is as good as a rest” certainly still rings true in the modern world, whether it’s applied to your personal life, career, workplace or living arrangements.

Interestingly, despite knowing that it began to appear in literature in the mid-1800’s, no one seems to be sure who first coined the phrase. Some say it first appeared in a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, others believe it originated from poet Andrew Leach. Regardless, it is something that we strongly advocate here at Allen Commercial Interiors.

Complete workplace refurbishment by Allen Commercial Interiors

There are numerous ways you can implement change within your existing premises that can have a positive effect on productivity, morale and employee wellbeing. For example, why not consider a new kitchen or communal area for your hard-working employees to spend some well-earned downtime? On average, employees who don’t leave their desk for their allocated lunch hour only take a 34-minute break from working.

Whilst in the short-term this may seem like you’re getting more bang for your buck from some super-committed staff, in the long run these employees are much more likely to suffer from low morale due to poor work/life balance and even from physical problems attributed to sitting in the same place for too long each day. Exercise and fresh air, even in small amounts, are extremely important on a day-to-day basis. Depending on your premises, you could develop a new indoor or outdoor break area with some improved facilities for making drinks and food, some comfortable chairs and maybe even something for entertainment.

Taking your lunch break can improve productivity alongside working in a healthy environment

Alternatively, you could consider upgrading the fixtures and fittings in your workspace to help give it back some of the shiny new feeling it once had. New toilets, improved lighting, new office furniture and better security systems all help to keep a workplace fresh and up-to-date. You may also remember our article from a few months ago, on how to beat the office blues by going green. We’re sure your employees will thank you for any improvements you decide to make, and that you will see the boosts in their performance and demeanour accordingly. We are always here to help; contact us today to receive a free, no-obligation quote and let us turn your ideas into reality.

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