How to Create a Productive Workspace for Your Web Development Team
Increasing productivity among your web development team is conducive to business sustainability. Since we spend most of our time in the office each day, it’s fair to say that comfort significantly boosts performance. Most employers are unaware of how a productive workspace and, in turn, employee happiness can lead to success.
Specific changes and features can make the office more enjoyable for everyone. Here are several recommendations on how you can create a productive workspace for your web development team.
Focus on Personalization
One of the most significant problems traditional offices have is the same look for each desk. Without any personal touches or individual approaches, web developers can struggle with tapping into their creativity.
Grant your developers the opportunity to decorate their surroundings. For example, each employee can create their own personalized space by hanging up art or photos. They could even add twinkling lights to brighten up their workspace.
One study found that employees were more likely to develop positive attitudes when allowed to decorate their desks.
Simple changes like this can greatly enhance a productive workspace and curate a sense of belonging for the entire web development team.
Change the Lighting
Creating a productive work environment is only effective if the lighting is well-suited. Many offices tend to have fluorescent lights, or the space is too dim. As a result, workers can experience migraines or eyestrain.
Consider switching to LED lighting. People need sufficient light to work efficiently, and research has shown that LEDs directly correlate to improved employee productivity.
If this is not an option, allow your web developer team to move their desks around for more efficient light. Employees can move closer to a window so they can receive natural sunlight, which supports work performance.
Provide Fresh Air and a Warm Work Environment
A study by CareerBuilder shows that 53% of employees are less productive when working in a cold environment. Some offices tend to keep the workplace at a cooler temperature to reduce energy expenses. However, if you want your team to stay happy, it might be worth talking to them about what temperature works best.
Pleasant-smelling air is also just as crucial for boosting workplace productivity. A lit candle or air freshener can revitalize your entire web development team.
Fragrances within the traditional workplace are usually not condoned because some people complain the scents are bothersome. However, studies have shown a light scent like lavender can reduce stress levels and improve focus.
Embrace Private Workspaces
More offices are conforming to an open office layout to increase employee engagement and productivity. However, this does not necessarily apply to web developers.
Open office designs can result in decreased productivity. Many workers appreciate privacy because it reduces distractions and influences their quality of work.
The best way to enhance a productive workspace is to ensure your teams have sufficient space to focus on their work quietly.
Proceed With New Office Enhancements
Improvements to the workspace are an element of success. When you create a comfortable office environment, you’ll notice a massive difference in your entire web development team. Focus on these strategies to ensure the survival and profitability of your enterprise.
About the Author
Eleanor Hecks is editor-in-chief at Designerly Magazine. Eleanor was the creative director and occasional blog writer at a prominent digital marketing agency before becoming her own boss in 2018. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and dog, Bear.
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