What makes a conducive working environment? Here’s a video with a tour around the office at The Co.
Here are some of the factors to consider when building a conducive working environment:
Ensure that there’s enough space for everyone to move around without feeling too cramped. And there’s space for you to walk around and stretch whenever you need to.
Bright enough lighting which is not too glaring would be great. I personally prefer natural lighting whenever possible.
The right temperature I would say is somewhere between 23-25 Degrees Celsius in the office. Not anything below 20 degrees because you might then need a thick jacket over. But then again, the cold temperature might keep you awake better but make you hungry easily too.
Soothing colours on your walls and furniture can help liven up your mood. I would say no to dark colours on walls. Choose a theme that your team is most comfortable with and decorate your office accordingly.
Area to de-stress
Everyone needs to relax after a long day at work. It will be great if there’s a corner or space in the office for your staff to de-stress. Some offices have PSP, table tennis area, comfy couches, etc for their staff to catch a breathe.
A pantry with all the necessary items to heat up or refrigerate food is a basic requirement. It will be nice if the pantry is stocked up with snacks and goodies to perk your day or fill your tummy in the middle of the day.
Fresh air with plants
Plants can make your day too if they are blooming with flowers. That’s not the only thing, they produce oxygen too! It’s be great to add a tinge of green in the office with pots of plants around.
You don’t wanna just interact with your colleagues, you wanna get to know people around you. If there are community events around you, it will be wise to join in the fun and network. You never know who your next prospect might be. Remember, network is your networth.
– Video taken at 99 Duxton at The Co.
Written by Renee Tan, Founder & MD of Rendeur, H.E.R Entrepreneur. Renee inspires, educate and empower aspiring women entrepreneurs, besides educating corporate professionals in excelling in functional skill sets such as sales, marketing, customer service, exhibition strategies and communication skills. She is also a mental wellness coach and have been conducting sessions for corporates on stress management.