Provide employees with a wellbeing boost for 2020
SIX SIMPLE WAYS OFFICES CAN PROVIDE THEIR EMPLOYEES WITH A WELLBEING BOOST FOR 2020
Facilities managers, designers and architects have long known that creating a positive work environment can boost a business’ overall performance. To do so, we need to consider not only design and layout but implementing other means initiatives to improve wellbeing & morale
A recent survey found that 97 percent of facilities managers consider that taking action on worker wellbeing is an important part of their role. Their work can provide employees with positive incentives, support and strategies that can play a crucial role in preventing stress and boosting retention. But how do you strike a balance between what’s essential for employees and what’s essential for the business? Here are six simple ways offices can provide their employees with a wellbeing boost in the office.
1. Kitchen & Brew Facilities
A well designed kitchen/brew facility may seem obvious however its surprising how many businesses we visit that only provide the basics. Providing a quality Coffee machine and options for on-tap chilled and filtered water as well as instant HW for teas is important for staff wellbeing. Proper hydration has many benefits, including increased productivity and alertness, improved cognitive function and better overall wellbeing. In fact, good hydration has been shown to boost productivity by as much as 14 percent. Ensuring employees have access to a high-quality filtered water system is therefore essential to a business – and there’s no better way to encourage them to drink more water than through offering free reusable bottles.
See example left for clients Rapport, bespoke kitchen, bottle fridges, quality Coffee machine, instant Boiling or cooled and filtered water and plenty of storage for ‘special cups/mugs’ see link to full set of images
Investing in Zip style taps, bottle fridges and Expresso makers and well designed & fitted kitchen can be best thought of as an investment in staff ‘wellbeing’ rather than just a cost affecting the bottom line. A typical cost for a new kitchen facility as the examples above & below can be between £6,000.00 & £15,000.00 which is a snip compared to your salaries costs enquire now for a free design & quote Contact Us
Bottom-left; bespoke kitchen, glass splash-back, high table bench seating, Smeg fridge, integrated microwave designed and fitted by Select Interiors Ltd for Strategic People in Spinningfields link for the full set of images
Bottom-right; bespoke fitted kitchen with microwave, Zip H/cold filtered water, Coffee machine, bespoke storage & integrated appliances by Select Interiors Ltd link for the full set of images
Bottom-left; sit stand desks installed on a recent project for Strategic People link for the full set of images
Bottom-right; quiet areas within an office scheme designed by Adrian & Chris from Spacemen design & fitted out by Select Interiors Ltd for Rapport People Agency in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter link to the full set of images
We at Select Interiors Manchester Makers & Creators of unique interiors at competitive prices. We design and create environments that not only make the most efficient use of space but that incorporate a sense of fun and unique, bespoke elements to every scheme<
Talk to the experts about how we can improve your office, restaurant, cafe or retail space, call the Select Interiors design team on 0161 445 4040.