The Benefits of Creating an Inspirational Work Environment
Written by Denise Reed in Self-Improvement for Entrepreneurs
Productivity in the workplace does not have to mean workers mindlessly buzzing away at their tasks, unengaged and uninspired. A lot of people in the business world mistakenly believe that anything not related to improving the bottom line in concrete, quantifiable ways is a waste of everyone’s time and precious resources.
But gone are the days that the workplace was for just work and nothing else. People do not have to be drones to get the job done. Be engaged. Reach career goals.
Recent studies have been conducted on what makes people engaged and happy with work. Positivity in the workplace has been shown to improve productivity drastically. A person’s work environment has a significant impact on the amount of work they can complete, and how good the quality of that work is.
The bottom line is, these studies have found that creating an inspirational work environment that allows for creative distractions actually increases worker productivity. It may seem counter-intuitive that some distractions are good for a company’s bottom line, but here they are:
- The University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12% increase in productivity, while unhappy workers exhibited a 10% decrease in productivity.
- High-pressure companies where workers were stressed and unhappy experienced healthcare expenditures 50% higher than at less high-pressured companies.
- Between 60% to 80% of workplace accidents are directly related to workers’ stress.
- 80% of doctors visits are due to stress, and workplace stress is a top contributor to many health issues, including cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome.
- The American Psychological Association has found that the U.S. economy loses more than 500 billion dollars each year because of workplace stress.
- More than 550 million workdays are lost every year in the U.S. thanks to workplace stress.
When you’re the business owner, your vision can’t afford to lose days and productivity thanks to workplace stress and unhappiness. As an evolved entrepreneur, the buck starts and stops with you.
In this article, you’ll learn how to implement important initiatives for increased inspiration, and productivity in your work environment, so you can make the most of each day and enjoy the process, too.We keep things clean, tidy and running smoothly, so you don’t have to manage your office space. to see what we can do for your evolved business.
Improve Productivity and Quality of Life with an Inspirational Work Environment
Learn how to build your inspirational work environment in three easy steps.
Step #1: Eliminate negativity from your life and working environment
To build an inspirational work environment, you can’t leave any room for negativity to worm its way in a zap of your creativity and energy. The first step you need to take is ruthlessly removing negative factors from your life.
Toxic environments will make it incredibly difficult for you even to complete the most routine of tasks. And if you can’t do that, there’s no way you’ll be able to accomplish more complex, crucial tasks.
We are also finding becoming mindful of your actions and well-being can change your whole life. Consider a two minute mindfulness break. If you have a FitBit, you can visibly see your heart rate reduced by this one simple exercise of focusing on breathing deeply. If you feel less stressed, it’s a good thing.
Also, having an orderly, clutter-free environment can also help you find inspiration and start firing on all cylinders. Do a quick clean up before you start or end your day. Clean-as-you-go throughout your day, so things don’t pile up and start overwhelming you.
Try to avoid building piles of paper, office supplies, and other bric-a-brac around your workspace. And where it’s possible, go digital. Be ruthless and determined when it comes to getting rid of things you don’t need, and that don’t inspire you.
Step #2: Embrace positivity for greater inspiration and health.
A change of scenery can go a long way to inspiring you and increasing your feelings of positivity and happiness. Consider going outside for a quick walk every day, sit near a window, or head outside for lunch instead of eating at your desk. Being in downtown offers lots of great walking opportunities, especially when you’re just six blocks from the riverwalk. There are several indoor/outdoor restaurants in the West Village Chattanooga to enjoy lunch outside, just a block from our full-service office. A lack of socialization, if you work alone, can hurt your creativity and your happiness levels.
Human beings are social creatures, and even if you’re an introvert, it’s a good idea to find some time to network and socialize with other positive people and entrepreneurs. Our business lounge at The Concierge Office Suites is ideal for this. We encourage the professionals that work in our full-service office space to connect. In fact, our business concierge team is consistently creating business introductions.
Step #3: Do What Makes You Happy
We all have to make money. But as an evolved entrepreneur, you developed these specialized skills, own your business or are the boss for a reason. You get to make money, but you also get to call the shots, work when you want and with who you want and decide on what to work on in the first place. If you're going to be happy at work, inspired, and productive, you want to take on projects and clients who make you happy and that you want to work with. Making money and working on projects you enjoy aren’t mutually exclusive. So make it a priority to do what makes you happy. If you’re not happy, consider delegating or contracting out the skills that don’t make you happy. Your health, loved ones, and your clients will all benefit from you doing this.
Let us help with the details.
As an evolved entrepreneur, you don’t always have access to the types of locations and tools you need to get inspired and conduct your business affairs. We’ve made it our mission to serve hard-working evolved entrepreneurs like you with access to a range of tools and conveniences that will make your business run more smoothly, and inspire you with greater opportunities to reach your business goals.
At The Concierge Office Suites, our professional location is convenient for busy evolved entrepreneurs to relax, socialize, and network with other positive professionals in the Chattanooga area. Relax in our business lounge with hot coffee, consider adding steamed milk, and the water cooler always accessible. Our tidy meeting rooms are ready to go for your next important meeting. Let us set up a pitcher of water or carafe of coffee for your next meeting. It’s part of our services. In fact, you can even book a meeting room and check schedules in real time on our website. We are here to keep you going forward. If there is something that could make your business life better, let us know. Contact us