Use the office refurbishment to introduce methods of reducing workplace stress
The planning and budgeting elements of the office refurbishment process will play a crucial role in helping you to minimise your costs and overheads and maximise productivity.
It will however be wise to consider the equally significant long-term savings that may be made if stress-busting elements were integrated into the project plan.
Proven research indicates that stress-related illness is a major contributor to sickness absence and is estimated to affect 1 in 5 workers in the UK. Work stress and work related musculoskeletal disorders are the two leading causes of worker absence and job resignation in the UK.
Research has also proved that time spent taking stress levels into account when the space is designed and the office furniture is selected, may improve employee productivity and morale and could avoid absenteeism, lack of creativity and poor internal communication.
With facts such as these in mind, it is perhaps no surprise that so many business decision-makers are turning to ergonomists and strategic workplace consultants for ways to help their employees – and the company work smarter and more efficiently.
Your office refurbishment partner should be able to enlist the help of an ergonomist and work with him or her during the planning of the refurbishment to propose ways in which the design of your business processes and space could create a better fit between the office and technology, your staff and your business objectives.
Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace consultancy, workplace optimisation, office design, office refurbishment, office fit-out and office relocation. Maris design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. The Maris team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good office design and fit-out can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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