Design your workplace for happy, healthy and productive employees by simply maximising natural light in your office.
Forget office slides, treadmills and artificial grass, the one simple thing your employees can’t do without at work is natural light.
Natural light and employee health and wellbeing
Natural light is important for our health and wellbeing. When deprived of it for long periods, many people will suffer from disrupted sleep, low moods and fatigue.
Getting enough natural light during the day is important for regulating our circadian rhythm, which impacts our sleep patterns. One studyeven found that people exposed to plenty of natural light at work slept on average 46 minutes longer than those who worked in windowless offices.
Natural light helps to improve sleep and lower stress levels to create a rested and happy workforce.
Natural light and productivity
As well as benefiting employees, business owners also reap the rewards of an office flooded with natural light.
A recent studyfound that employees exposed to plenty of natural light at work are up to 20% more productive than those deprived of it, so natural light will benefit your bottom line too.
Office design and natural light
Use these tips to maximise the natural light in your office or speak to an experienced office design company like our team here at Millennium Storage and Interiors.
Arrange furniture with natural light in mind– Take the location of windows into consideration when arranging office furniture. Avoid obstructing windows or putting desks behind furniture, instead, ensure all desks are positioned to receive maximum natural light.
Use glass partitioning – If your office currently uses solid office partitions, consider switching to contemporary glass partitions to allow natural light to flow freely through the space.
Window size– If your windows are very small or old, it is worth considering updating your office windows, the more windows the better.
For help and advice designing your office for more natural light,get in touch with our team of experts here at Millennium Storage and Interiors by giving us a call on 01942 603 344.