Want to emphasise your stance on employee wellbeing?
Here’s how giving your staff their own desk can do just that…
It’s all too tempting to have shared desks in the workplace for your employees. After all, this will likely cut costs and build teamwork in the short run. In the long run, however, there are many benefits to providing every member of staff with their own desk and designated workspace. If you’re currently putting together your office and want to put an emphasis on employee wellbeing, here are four reasons why people need their own desk.
You should always jump at the opportunity to show a member of staff that you think of them as an individual. Failure to do this could result in a lack of job satisfaction – and this could cause your staff turnover to shoot up. Luckily, something as simple as their own space in which to work should send the message that you understand that each employee has needs and can’t just be grouped together.
Don’t underestimate how off-putting it can be to hear someone slurping coffee, typing emails or chatting on the phone right next to you. This is the reality that your staff face is they’re forced to share desks with their colleagues. Over time this can stunt the productivity in your office and prevent you and your team from hitting your targets.
Your staff’s sickness record could shoot through the roof if people share desks. With too many people in close proximity, it takes just one person to come down with a cough or cold before everyone starts dropping like flies. Meanwhile, employees won’t have to share infected areas if they have their own desk.
Every member of staff becomes accountable for their own desk when they don’t have to share. This prevents the workspaces from becoming unclean or messy because there’s no passing the buck on who’s to blame if they become unsightly. Don’t forget, the tidier your workplace looks the more it will entice new employees and impress visitors.
Make the right decision
As the boss, it can be hard to juggle your existing responsibilities with trying to make important decisions about your office. Luckily, you can leave this task in the hands of the professional if you turn to United UK. Get in touch today to see how you and your staff can benefit. You can also call us on 0870 890 0020.