Not everyone works in a commercial office building. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, 43% of employed Americans work either fully or partially from their home office. If you fall under this category, you should create a productive working environment to increase your business’s chance of success. Here are 10 important things to consider when designing your home office.
Electricity isn’t just a luxury for modern businesses; it’s a necessity. And while there’s no practical way to eliminate your business’s monthly electric bills, you can lower it by making your office more energy efficient. Upgrading your office with energy-efficient technology and adopting energy-saving habits will reduce your business’s environmental footprint while saving you money on electricity costs in the process.
The average office worker sits for roughly 10 hours a day, making them susceptible to injuries affecting the muscles, tendons, nerves, spine and more. A worker who doesn’t take regular breaks to stretch, for instance, may experience lower back pain at the end of his or her shift – a tell-tale sign of office syndrome.
With Earth Day right around the corner (April 22), there’s no better time than the present for business owners and office managers to reevaluate their operations and Go Green. By going green in your office you’ll create a more sustainable business while helping to protect the environment and public health in the process.