Oftentimes, when employers think of ways to create a healthy work environment for their employees, they consider adding perks like free gourmet meals, sleep pods and gym memberships or special facilities like yoga studios, rock walls and basketball courts. However, studies show that these things are less important than good air quality and natural lighting when it comes to workplace wellness.
In this article, Connecticut Business Centers discusses how natural light can impact an office space and help promote employee productivity and well-being.
The Need for Natural Light
According to the 2019 Workplace Wellness Study by New York-based research firm Future Workplace and tech company View, workplace environment is an important factor in employee satisfaction, engagement and productivity. In fact, 67% of employees said they are more productive in healthy office environments.
Workplace wellness typically has three aspects: physical, environmental and emotional. Among all these wellness factors, comfortable lighting — which is an environmental factor — ranked as the second most highly rated wellness factor. Access to natural light outranked other office perks like an on-site gym. Sadly, though, 60% of workers noted that their companies don’t provide adequate lighting required in their office space, thus affecting their job performance.
Find Your Ideal Work Environment at Connecticut Business Centers
In the same study, one-third of the respondents said that at least an hour of their productivity is lost each day due to office environments that fail to contribute to their daily health.
Fortunately, it’s never too late to improve your current work environment. Whether you plan on renovating your space and need a temporary workplace for your employees or you’re looking for an alternative to traditional office spaces, Connecticut Business Centers can provide you with the type of workspace that you need. From virtual office services to office space and suite rooms, we have various office space solutions to offer.
Connecticut Business Centers is a veteran-owned business that provides fully furnished and equipped office spaces for various professionals. We also offer videoconferencing and virtual office services. To learn more about our services, you can call us at (203) 359-5600 or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Stamford, Connecticut, and the surrounding areas.