Working for long hours can be tiring and draining for the work force but through commercial fitouts in Sydney, the working environment will help them stay motivated and positive. Sometimes, all it takes for a company to reinvigorate the work force is to update office space with areas for recreation and relaxation during breaks. A fit out is an investment that is worth the money spent because of the boost in productivity.
Lend lease, a property and infrastructure development firm recently relocated its Chicago office to 30 S. Wacker Drive, the new space that was the first to receive 3Star Fitwel Rating in Chicago. It was also the first commercial interior space that was the recipient of the highest rating under Illinois certification system. Lendlease Chicago Office also received LEED Silver under USGBC’sLEEDv4.
According to Bert Brandt, general manager of Lendlease Chicago’s construction business, employees were overwhelmingly happy about the new workplace because there is natural light. They appreciated the flexibility and convenience provided by technology. They felt more at ease and happier.
The office fitout made used of several key sustainability and health strategies like balancing light output from LED fixtures with natural light coming from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Lighting fixtures were designed not only for the purpose of energy conservation but to reduce disruptions to the human eye. Alertness is enhanced throughout the day and disruptions to employee sleep/awake cycles were mitigated.
Different types of workstations were built to increase flexibility. There were sit-stand desks for comfort and to reduce the time that employees are sedentary. Individual retreat areas were provided for mothers and individuals who require time to reflect and recharge. An internal staircase that connects two floors has facilitated communication, connections and dynamism. Lendlease has proven that its leadership should be an example on how companies can make use of office fitouts to promote health in the workplace.
It is proven that well planned and organized commercial fit outs in Sydney can increase productivity and positivity among employees. When their work space is attractive and functional, employees feel motivated and enthusiastic throughout the working day. When there is job satisfaction, employees become more productive and efficient.