Today’s leaders are always looking for ways to boost employee engagement and improve morale. There are numerous strategies to achieve those goals, and there’s no one right answer for all companies to pursue. With that said, don’t overlook the extent to which your employees’ physical surroundings can impact their workplace happiness and productivity. Indeed, the right workspace amenities can help juice those engagement numbers like you wouldn’t believe!
The question is, which amenities are best for making your employees happy? Again, there’s no one answer, but we can offer a few suggestions to kickstart your thought process.
Amenities that Can Boost Employee Engagement
A fitness center
This one may be the priciest item on the list—but if you can afford the investment, it could yield huge dividends. Younger employees, in particular, really value balance—and providing them a way to take a quick break from work to focus on their physical health can really be beneficial. (Needless to say, it can help with your workplace wellness initiatives, too!)
There’s nothing like fresh air and sunshine to improve the mood—so why not provide employees with some outdoor areas where they can meet to collaborate on a project or simply congregate for lunch?
Your workplace design can and should contribute to a sense of community—and there are a number of ways to make that happen. Consider a kitchen, a lounge area, or simply a multipurpose space where employees can work on projects together.
Glass walls/big windows
Finally, don’t underestimate the extent to which natural light can enliven your workplace and improve employee dispositions. This is a relatively easy way to show your commitment to employee wellbeing.
Design a Workspace Your Employees Will Love
It makes sense that, as you consider ways to improve team spirit and morale, you’d start with an honest assessment of the work environment—the place where your employees spend so much of their time each day!
We hope these suggestions help; if you’re ready to talk further about creating a workspace that fosters an engaged and productive team, we invite you to contact us today. Kuester CRE is in the business of turning spaces into places, all across the Carolinas—and we’re especially happy to help businesses make the kinds of workspaces they crave.
Contact us today by using our toll-free phone number; reach out at 855-723-2500.