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Is your office feeling stoic and boring? Do you want to create an environment where you and your employees actually want to spend time? By sprucing up the atmosphere of your office in downtown Northbrook, Illinois, or even your home office, you can cultivate greater productivity. And by cultivating greater productivity, you can slim down your budget and increase profits. Start creating a productive office environment by adding some color and improved air quality with plants, and by maintaining comfortable temperatures.
Bring in Some Plants
The life of any office comes from the life you bring in. Otherwise, it’s just another dreary building. You can liven up the walls with paintings and posters, but one of the best ways to improve your office atmosphere is to introduce a bit of nature. Plants not only add a splash of color, but they also act as natural filters that clean the air and maintain high indoor air quality. Many plants, such as spider plants or lemon balms, can thrive in the low-sunlight environment of an office building. By increasing indoor air quality, these plants decrease the likelihood of you and your employees’ productivity dropping off because of coughing, sneezing, headaches, or illness.
Maintain Comfortable Temperatures
Believe it or not, your office building’s HVAC system plays a significant role in the productivity and positivity of your office atmosphere. A study from Cornell University revealed that those working in an environment kept around 77 degrees Fahrenheit made far fewer errors than those working in an environment that was cooler or warmer. As this study illustrates, discomfort can be distracting and can contribute to potentially significant errors. But a comfortable environment, maintained by an efficient HVAC system, will ensure fewer errors, leading to greater productivity and profits.
For the nine-to-five employee and employer, the office is a home away from home, so it pays to cultivate a positive and productive office atmosphere. To ensure that your HVAC system can maintain the comfort you and your employees need, call Roberts Heating and Air Conditioning at 847-562-5292.
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