With many people working remotely over the past year, businesses are finally starting to welcome many employees back to their in-office jobs, or to hybrid positions with some time in the office. For those employees transitioning away from pajama-clad Zoom meetings from their couches, here are some tips to make the more formal office environment as comfortable and healthy as possible.
Back to work also means back to some better habits, like taking the stairs, parking further away from the entrance and choosing healthy snacks to keep your energy up. To create a more productive environment, don’t underestimate the benefits of an ergonomically correct work station to benefit your body and mind.
1. Invest in Ergonomic Furniture
Ergonomic furniture is one of the best investments you can make for your office and employees. Ergonomic office chairs allow your employees additional lumbar support, adjustable seat height and seat depth.
This gives them the ability to have healthy postures and not suffer from the effects of compressed nerves, slipped discs, and carpel tunnel that can all result from bad posture and hours of sitting!
2. Encourage Health Incentives
Whether it’s encouraging your employees to start commuting (even biking!) to work, or offering prizes such as massages and spas, it’s important to create an atmosphere focused on health.
Additionally, you can also offer your employees benefits such as health insurance to help them get their physical and mental health in great shape.
3. Keep the Work Station Clean
A good way to keep the office clean and your employees healthy is by using cleaning products and increasing sanitation practices to minimize the spread of viruses and bacteria.
Cleaning high-traffic areas such as conference rooms, door handles, and kitchens are a great way to keep employees healthy!
From having the best hot and cold brew coffee, tea and snacks available for your employees, to even having a dedicated quiet room, there’s lots of ways to promote a relaxing environment. A relaxing environment can help employees think clearly, find balance, and enjoy working in the office after telecommuting ends.
Listen to Your Employees
There are many ways that bosses can help employees feel safe, healthy, and ready to return to the office.
Maintain a healthy environment by taking advantage of BostonbeaN and all the services we have to offer to you and your staff! And most importantly — don’t forget the coffee!