Crowd1 Inspiration: How to create a functioning working environment

Among positive Crowd1 news and stories, we introduce to you this follow up episode of the series called Crowd1 Inspiration. The Crowd1 Inspiration series is dedicated to sharing business and motivational related content, in order to inspire your personal success. 

The wellbeing and health of employees is crucial to the success of any big company or organization. A functional and high standard working environment is important to ensure that all employees can perform at their best with the conditions that they are given. Air quality, lighting and many other things can actually play crucial roles. Here we’ll tell you why.

Find correct lighting 

Light has a very big impact on both the mood and work performance. From the perspective of interior design, correct lighting sets the mood and ambiance in a room as well as enhances its aesthetic appeal. Light helps run some of the important processes in the human body, such as our appetite and sleep cycle. It helps us stay focused and alert during hard days. Most workplaces rely on electrical lighting throughout the day but it is important to try and incorporate as much natural light as possible. Natural light more specifically is important for our mental health and general wellbeing as it keeps our natural rhythms under control. Today, there are LED light sources made to replicate natural light which is a good alternative if there’s lack of daylight.

Invest in good snacks 

To avoid having your energy levels crashing down in the afternoon a bit of a snack is vital during long office hours. To be your best, productive self a snack is necessary to stay energized in between meals. Grab a granola bar, a fruit or perhaps a handful of nuts! If you crave a bigger snack, make yourself an avocado toast or cut up an apple and dip the slices in peanut butter. Make sure to take this moment off and allow yourself to breathe. A big glass of water, coffee or tea will help give a feeling of relaxation and the focus needed to tackle the next task. 

Use ergonomic furniture 

Working at a computer for longer amounts of time can be harmful to your health. Improvements in workplace ergonomics will remove risk factors that might lead to injuries. It will also allow an improved human performance. Use a comfortable chair while working and always keep the computer and desk at a suitable height. Injuries in elbows and back pain can be a result of working at a desk too low. Make sure to take breaks to fully allow yourself to stretch and walk around once in a while.

This article is just one of many in the Crowd1 inspiration series, if you enjoy reading these types of articles be sure to also read the article on how working moms can supplement their income and why gaming systems are not just for kids anymore.

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For the full list of ways to improve your work environment, check out the article originally published in CROWD magazine vol.4 at Crowd1.