Creating a Productive Work Environment with Blinds and Shutters
We all work in different ways and in different places. However, a number of studies show that there are more than a few factors which can impact directly on our productivity and ability to work without interruption. Whether this is noise levels, temperature or otherwise, there are a range of different things which you can control.
Whether you are working from home or if you are striving to get your children to concentrate on their homework, it is definitely worth considering how light and temperature can be deciding factors which impact upon our willingness to work. Even more so, the right blinds or shutter installation can really help to make all the difference.
Natural Light over Artificial Light
Natural light is well known to be extremely beneficial for human health, and beyond the obvious levels of vitamins that it will boost, it can also help to enhance moods and willingness to work! Artificial light from lamps and bulbs are poor competition, on the whole, as depending too much on man-made light can have adverse effects upon mood and temperament. What’s more, it is thought that a lack of natural light can adversely affect the body’s ability to create cortisol, which is a hormone which helps us all handle stress levels. Combining work and stress is not a happy combination to say the least.
Therefore, creating a balance of light in your work space simply makes a lot of sense. Too little natural light can also directly affect your performance and ability to work at all, while too much natural light can create a glare and cause eye strain. Eye strain can also occur from working intensively in poorly-lit rooms, meaning this is where light control through blinds and shutters are most likely to help.
Get complete control with blinds
Blinds are an absolute asset when it comes to maintaining a comfortable atmosphere in which you can work. Not only will blinds offer complete and total control over the level of light which you receive from outside, you will also be able to control draughts of light with the help of industry-standard insulation, and as we all know, being too cold or warm can cause productivity issues and distractions. It is vital to maintain a comfortable temperature in the workplace in order for your employees to be in an incredibly productive mood. Blinds and shutters offer the ultimate control over room temperature, as their reflective properties allow you to alter the amount of heat which can get in or out. This makes blinds a viable, all-season solution for light and temperature control.
For offices with computers and laptops, or where presentations are commonly given, blinds and shutters are an important addition to reduce sun glare. Having the option to block out and reduce the glare of the sun when needed will prevent staff from straining their eyes by squinting at their screen, and will also mean that the projected presentation will be a lot easier to see.
It also has to be said that an aesthetically pleasing room is one where the individual will be inspired to work more effectively, appealing to your own tastes by creating a workspace with colours and styles that fit in with your norm. By choosing blinds or shutters which offer contemporary class or classical cool, you will feel more compelled to work harder. This will work wonders for children too, even if they don’t realise it.
Opting for our electrical blinds offers a lot more control over the lighting and heat in your workspace, by enabling you to change the blinds and their position at the click of a button. The electric blind is a lot more effective for keeping your room warm and light during winter and cool and not too bright during the summer as it allows you to open them fully and close them tightly, which isn’t as easy to achieve with manual options. This can also be an important factor for productivity as it avoids distractions from having to keep getting up and altering the position.
Improve the aesthetics of your office
You may not think that the visual appeal of an office has that much impact on productivity, but the right décor can create an environment which has an increasingly positive feel to it, and is likely to impact your employee’s mood and motivation.
Not only will your staff members feel happier in the work place, but you will find that your customers will also pick up on the look of your office, and the professionalism of it, which could end up being the deciding factor of whether your customers want to work with you.
Making your office something that all stakeholders of your business will take pride in can be done by installing blinds or shutters. You can even use your blinds or shutters as branding for your business, by choosing the colour which represents your brand, this can show from both the inside and outside of the office.
Studies have also been carried out to show the correlation between colour and productivity, suggesting that different colours can make you think a different way, and can also affect your mood. For example, it has been suggested that the colours blue and green can spark creativity. So, choosing the correct colour for your blinds or shutters could actually impact on the general atmosphere in your office.
We may have the solution for you!
Here at Excell Blinds and Shutters it is our job to ensure you have access to the most effective and best-looking blinds and shutters solutions in the UK and online. At Excell Blinds and Shutters we can provide a range of different blinds and shutters in different styles, designs and colours. All of our blinds and shutters are bespoke and tailor made for you and your space. Each and every one of our blinds and shutters are child safe as standard, therefore ensuring that they are suitable for every kind of home or workspace.
Here at Excell blinds and shutters we also offer a 10-year guarantee on all of our products that we make, providing you with peace of mind that you are receiving a product which lasts and maintains at a high quality. To find out more about what services and products Excell Blinds and Shutters can provide, visit our website, or contact us on 0151 228 0060.