An office needs to look lively to keep employees happy and well-motivated. Nobody likes working in worn-down rooms and working with old equipment. As an employee, you can always request your higher-ups regarding a change you want to see in the office. This will be better accepted if they see a majority of you also want the same thing. As a manager or a person with higher authority, you must give your employees what they need. Do not deprive them of the simple and little things they need and make working more comfortable and enjoyable.
So to start, you will need to work on a few things in your office to keep everybody’s mood up.
Change the office interior
As stated earlier, your office will need a new makeover to keep everybody’s spirits up. One way to do this is to put on a new coat of paint. Colour affects our mood, and picking the right colour is essential, such as light blue that can help calm down the nerves of stressed workers or red that can make them more energetic. You can even purchase new office furniture from large retail shops to carry on the colour palette that you have chosen.
Speaking of furniture, maybe it is also time to ditch the old plastic chairs and tables and change them to a more appropriate and comfortable office setting. The same can be said for old office equipment such as computers or laptops, printers, scanning machines, and telephones. Using new items can not only boost work efficiency but also improve the mood of the employees. New stuff is also a joy to work with, you know.
Introduce new office activities and events
Sometimes you need to loosen up and forget about work from time to time — even in the office. You can pitch to your bosses about having extra-curricular activities or celebrate events in the office to help keep morale up.
Extra-curricular activities could be anything from small games to help keep the stress at bay or have team-building exercises and activities in or outside the office. When it comes to celebrating events, it would be nice if the employees had something to look forward to. Things like celebrating work anniversaries, working holidays like Halloween or Valentine’s Day, or the like can improve the employee and employer’s mood while working.
Encourage people to take breaks or vacations
If you are an employer, you should encourage your employees to not only take their job seriously but to take their breaks just as seriously too. There are too many people working harder than they should be, affecting or straining their health or personal relationships with other people.
When someone takes a lunch break or a day off, do not pester them with work orders or updates. Let them have their personal time, and nobody will be mad at whomever and affect the mood and operations of the office.
From new interior designs to outdoor office activities, there is a lot for you to go through and choose to help improve your office’s mood. To get a better idea of the best decision for you, have a poll in your office about the changes that everybody will want to see.