How can your workplace banish the January blues?

January Blues

Some of us succumb to the January blues, leading to increased illness, reduced productivity and a general feeling of melancholy. 

Being at work can be very good for us at this time of year, it can provide much needed direction and a sense of purpose in otherwise difficult times. But there are a few things your workplace can do to ensure the wellbeing of their employees during this melancholy month. 

Lighting and Wellbeing

Intelligent lighting can improve our sleep patterns, lift our moods, and increase productivity. 

Our bodies react to darkness by creating the hormone known as melatonin which regulates sleep. If there is not enough light, feelings of lethargy will be caused by an excess of the hormone, in turn, reducing productivity and the motivation to complete a work task on time and to a high standard.

Ideally, lighting in the workplace would encourage productivity in your workforce and provide a balance of natural and artificial for employees to concentrate to the best of their ability for extended periods of time.

Collaboration and Wellbeing

Workplace culture and teamwork is key to an employee’s happiness. Allowing employees to contribute to team discussions and having their ideas heard makes them feel like they belong to the organisation and enables them to take pride in their work. 

Making sure there are certain areas that encourage collaboration, with the right technological tools that enhance communication between colleagues, whether they are in the office or not. 

Nature and wellbeing

Nature is one of the best ways to boost a person’s mood. For those who work in the city, getting to nature can be quite a challenge. So why not bring nature to them? 

Virtual displays of serene landscapes or waterfalls with natural sounds can boost a person’s well-being. Sound Masking intertwined with natural sounds connect people to natural elements, creating an immersive and dynamic environment that boosts overall wellness and leaves people feeling motivated and refreshed. 

So really, there’s no real reason why your employees should suffer with January Blues this year, if you’d like to transform your workplace to create a serene and productive environment, get in contact with us today.