The work environment has changed a lot over the past couple of decades. Each setup over the past 70 years had its own pros and cons. In the 50’s offices had the Bullpen, which featured a large open area which ensured productivity because everyone was visible, the 70’s had the cubicle which boosted privacy, making formal attire less worn.
But the next few decades reduced the size of the cubicle by up to 50%. But today, employees are looking for workplaces that value the work/life balance, and support their health and wellbeing, and offer flexibility and perks.
Productivity is affected by many things in a worker’s life, and health is something that affects it very much. Poor health in an employee can lead to almost 3 times as likely to experience high stress and more than 2 times as likely to be disengaged from their work. A simple solution to stress among workers is having a relaxed environment, breaks, and even just free food can improve health and the lives of office workers.
Find out more simple things that can be done to help improve the office experience altogether and how the office as a whole is changing quickly and how to keep up with it here.
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