1. Consider changing the windows and doorsIf you’re able to consider new, big windows, and lots of them, we?d advise you to do so. If you?re based in a smaller office and own the building, you might even want to consider bi-folding doors from Quickslide Windows and Doors. They are not only stylish but are a great way to increase the amount of light coming into smaller offices and are even better come summertime.
2. Office re-organisationHow effectively are you using the space in your office? Consider re-organising the desk layout to ensure maximum light is felt across all desks, instead of for just a couple of lucky employees.
3. Breakout zonesIt may be that you don?t have the authority to change the windows and your desk re-organisation may not have had the desired outcome. Consider creating a break-out zone in a light-rich, airy location. This will be a space that employees can use to work collaboratively and to take a break away from sitting at a desk all day.
4. Add mirrorsMirrors are great for brightening up any room or office by reflecting light from outside. Consider installing large mirrors opposite windows or in dark corners to brighten up the area.
5. LightingWhile fluorescent overhead lights are very common in office environments, they can actually have the opposite effects as natural daylight, and lead to a decrease in productivity. To combat this, you can boost brightness with soft and subtle lighting that can be adjusted to complement existing natural light from windows. Ensuring your staff have maximum access to natural light, and outdoor views where possible, can have a hugely beneficial effect on your workforce, from increasing productivity to increasing overall work-health, and is well worth investing in.
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