Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Reduce work-related stress with an organized office layout

A recent study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that more than one-third of U.S. workers felt overwhelmed by ongoing workplace stress. The APA's research found that due to these feelings, one-fourth of employees polled called in sick to take a mental health day as a result of work-related stress.

To reduce stress in the office, business owners can make a few workspace alterations to ensure more productivity. Keeping the workplace organized improves efficiency and reduces stress. Because offices are busy places, focus on these three key areas to keep the workplace tidy,  the office furniture layout, office supplies and miscellaneous items and papers.

First, it is recommended that a business owner use a professional office layout designer to ensure the space and the business furniture properly accommodates the organization's needs. An office layout expert can help the business owner break the space up into zones of activity that allocate specific activities to certain areas.

When it comes to organizing the office supplies, try to place as many electronics, filing cabinets and accessories as possible in the zones where they are used the most.

To delve into paper clutter, a business owner can invest in filing folders after assessing how much paper there really is at the office to avoid purchasing products that may add to clutter. 

Want to create a comfortable, collaborative work environment? Visit the Office Furniture Warehouse website to complete your office landscape.

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