A dynamic workplace ensures that employees move around more and spend less time sitting down, all thanks to the layout of the office. There are different areas for different tasks, and people are encouraged to adopt different postures. That way, employees spontaneously move around the office because it is designed to encourage them to do so. And they automatically alternate between sitting and standing.
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Different tasks in different areas
In a dynamic workplace, there is less frustration about loud telephone calls or colleagues having a chat. Phoning, talking things over, concentration, printing and so on all happen in a specific part of the office. That way, employees will move around without being aware of it, walking over to the printer or looking for a corner to sit down and talk things through with a colleague. The benefit is twofold: people get more exercise, and they also experience less irritation.
Different areas encourage different postures
Make sure you encourage people to adopt different postures in different areas. You stand up to make copies, and you might perch on a bar stool (half-standing) to drink a cup of coffee. You brainstorm at high tables, do tasks requiring concentration at a sit/stand desk… and if you want a workplace that’s even more dynamic, you might even add a treadmill or an exercise bike.
Ergonomics require smart design, but appearances matter too. Surprise your employees with an office with an attractive overall design. Think hip furniture, coordinating colours and a playful approach to lighting. The result? Satisfied employees who feel right at home in the office, and an appealing place to welcome customers and new talents.
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Are you thinking: that’s just what I want? Or are you curious to find out how you can improve your existing premises? Our experts look forward to visiting your office for a good look round. Even small changes can make a world of difference. Contact us for advice on a dynamic workplace.