Office design could 'improve productivity'

03-04-2008

Office design could 'improve productivity'
The design and layout of an office could improve productivity in the workplace, new research has suggested.

According to a poll by Metro Design Consultants, 49 per cent of staff say they would do more work if their office was given a makeover.

Such a move would also improve organisation and job satisfaction, the survey found.

In fact, 43 per cent admitted to being embarrassed about the current state of their office.

Managing director of Metro Design Consultants Daniel Taylor remarked that an office can project a lot about a company to visitors.

"A thoughtfully-designed space, with attention to the ergonomic details, will no doubt rub off on employees, helping to make them more proficient and hence more valuable to the business," he said.

Staff questioned by the firm also said that a good office environment can help staff retention and boost staff morale.

The NHS is currently trying to boost staff morale as it will improve patients' experience, the Department of Health has said.

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