When you hear the word “office”, healthy environment is not the first thing that comes to your mind. Most people would find those two concepts to be quite contrastive. The office always operates in a rush. It is associated with nervousness, lack of proper communication between co-workers, and most of all, with immobility. However, the modern time demands sharp criticism of such working conditions and urges us to introduce dramatic changes into this, extremely important, aspect of our lives. Therefore, let us present you to a number of useful tips for making your working environment as healthy and friendly as it can get.
Make your co-workers your new best friends
They are already experiencing as much pain as you are, why not openly share it? Think about it. Who can understand you better than the people who are in the same mess as you are? You have the same tedious obligations, the same scolding boss, and probably the same health issues. I suggest you start a conversation with the co-worker you might not have had a chance to engage in a meaningful conversation. You can exchange the ideas concerning the working tasks for the current day, share the issues you have come across doing your job recently, or simply show your support by congratulating the colleague on a task well done. In a while, you will start to notice that your co-workers smile more than usual, and you will be encouraged to do the same.
Introduce your office to some plants
Whether you are an in-door or an out-door type of person, you cannot help but admit that a walk through a park is all you need to relax when having a bad day. Of course, no hard worker is able to leave his or her position when in need of this kind of relaxation. This is precisely why I recommend introducing some changes into the décor of your office. Considering the fact that you will be spending countless hours in it, you might as well make it pretty. Furthermore, it has been proven that green color can do a lot for your nerves, since it is the color that calms down. Of course, modesty is in order, and you should not overcrowd your office with a great number of plants, since you might lose too much space and, more importantly, too much oxygen.
Make the meetings as dynamic as possible
The idea of long hours spent in a chair does not sound attractive to anyone, especially when a meeting is in order, when all workers are more than welcome to give their valuable suggestions and opinions. After a while, it is inevitable to become drowsy. You will soon lose your focus and the meeting will not be as constructive as it should be. Instead of truly helping to develop the company by giving useful ideas, you will be eager to leave the meeting as soon as possible. This can easily be stopped by introducing the stand-up meetings. Make an experiment, give it a try. You might be surprised by how much good it can do to the group dynamics. Everyone will be more attentive, and the atmosphere will become more positive.
Let some air in-open the window
It is not too difficult to forget simple thing like drinking water, going on a break or opening a window when you get too engaged into your work. However, you must not forget one simple thing- we, the workers are, after all, only humans. We should not disregard our basic needs. Always keep in mind the idea that water, food and air are our fuel, and make sure you always have enough of them.
Choose furniture that is keeps your back safe
Since you will be spending a lot of time behind a desk make sure that your back and neck are well supported and that your computer screen is at the same height as your head. As far as desks are concerned, there is an excellent offer for height adjustable desks at Rockdale Office Furnishers in Sydney that is perfect for working while both sitting and standing and is able to accommodate different heights and preferences. The motto for this desk is: “Stand tall for healthy workplaces”. You can find more information at: http://www.rof.com.au/height-adjustable-desks/
I am sure you will all agree that these simple tips are applicable to every type of office. Do not hesitate to try them out. There must be at least one that will make your working hours more tolerable, if not even enjoyable.