Employees, especially those who work in an office setting are easily influenced by the physical state of their environment, which also directly influences their concentration and productivity. So you might wonder, what makes a perfect office?

Designing an office space is one of the most important factors in increasing employee productivity. Before you hire someone, make sure that the office setting has the right design elements to motivate employees to get up and work. Business owners often wonder how to increase performance, not knowing that some answers are just right under their noses.

We at Grow Forward JP, Inc are always looking for ways to boost employee morale. And as such, we have identified what could affect our employees in an office environment.

  1. 1. Ventilation

Poor ventilation could affect the performance of employees as it makes them uncomfortable. It could also lead to health issues in the long run.

  1. 2. Noise

Loud noises are annoying, especially if an employee is concentrating on their given tasks. It could distract their thought process making them consume a lot of time to finish a project.

  1. 3. Lighting

Poor lighting can affect the output of the employee. It can also cause eye strain and tiredness.  But too much bright light can also be uncomfortable. Bright yet soft light could minimize the strain.

  1. 4. Comfort

Furniture is also important. An uncomfortable chair can make an employee unfocused on the task at hand as they will inadvertently seek out a more comfortable position, which would take away their time in from work.

  1. 5. Nature

Aside from being an office design element, plants have a significant impact.


Now that we have identified the factors that potentially affect work productivity, let’s look at how to create a good workspace.

Office Furniture

As previously stated, furniture has a significant impact on employee performance. Especially for web developers who spend their entire day in front of a computer. As a result, it is better to invest in ergonomic furniture.

Job Type

When designing an office layout, business owners should consider the nature of the work that their employees do. Here at Grow Forward JP, Inc., we use cubicles for our online English teachers to give them privacy when they have their class.

Visual Aspects

Employees will surely appreciate inspiring artwork and eye-pleasing colors to stimulate their work performance.

Revamping an office space may take a lot of work and money for some business owners, but in the long run, it is worth investing in. After all, if you take care of your employees, then in return they will take care of your company.