Work hard but happy. 4 tips on how to keep your zen in your workspace
“Hard work pays off”. How many times have you heard this? There is no denying that hard work is a key ingredient to success but what about how you feel day to day. Wellbeing is crucial for our productivity. Let’s explore how your workspace can help nurture your growth.
We’re featured in 2020’s issue of Your Business magazine, which describes how the choice of workplace can have a dramatic impact on a business’s performance. We also reveal a bit of the magic behind our people-centric office developments that help people grow and feel their best at work.
So, what are the key elements of “working happy” then? Read the tips:
1. Search for flexibility
It’s clear that reducing stress supports wellbeing. Normally, we’re tense from meetings, presentations and deadlines. But thinking long term, there are issues that can make falling asleep much harder, even a couple of months before they happen. We’re talking about leasing agreements. Always try to search for the most flexible solutions possible. Nothing is more empowering than feeling that you’re the boss of any situation. We know how business growth goes and how it requires change. Therefore, we’ve developed Qubes – fully-serviced office space with short-term leases – to let scaleups’ CEOs sleep undisturbed at night.
2. Set the right environment
Speaking of having any case under control, have you ever spent a day in the office freezing, or on the other hand, feeling like you’re overheating? Sure, the culprit could be a tough meeting, but most likely it’s the wrong set of indoor conditions. Incorrect temperatures, noise, no a lack of fresh air. Try to set everything the way you like it before sitting at your desk. It’s the same as setting the car before you go. Ready to go? Great! You’ll see your performance grow for sure. Symbiosy, our tech and sensory platform, can help you too!
3. Meet people
There’s no need to feel lonely anymore! Of course, there are times we all need to focus on completing a presentation or a report. But don’t play hide and seek with your colleagues all day long. Community is a crucial part of a workplace that supports wellbeing. Share your ideas in meetings or soak up inspiration from your teammates. No matter if it’s only a dinner recipe that you exchange, every interaction counts! Feel like experiencing a creative community? Check out our HubHub coworking space.
4. Have some fun
Last but not least – enjoy. Rent a bike during lunch time, go for a short walk, read a few pages of the book you couldn’t put down or release some adrenaline with a game of foosball. A couple of minutes here and there and you’ll see that overwhelming pressure of your never-ending to-do list begin to fade away.
Want to see what wellbeing-oriented workplaces will shape London’s market in the upcoming years? Take a look at the project overview and read the thoughts of our UK CEO Steven Skinner on people-centric workspace development in the full article here.