HOG office tips for healthier indoor environment

Most of us spend a lot of our time in the office, and therefore it is essential to keep the surrounding space, whether the interiors or exteriors, conducive at all times. But, most importantly, we have to keep an eye on the office indoors since they can majorly impact productivity. A healthy indoor environment promotes comfort, thereby increasing productivity. Let us explore some of the easy tips for creating a healthy indoor environment for your office.

1. Consider Installing a Good Air Circulation and Purifier System.

Since a sound ventilation system alone is not sufficient to ensure good indoor air quality, consider purchasing an office air purifier. These purifiers provide a habitable environment with a better smell; this means you won’t rely on air fresheners for a clean office scent. Better office smell can also show how management cares for its employees, and a conducive environment boosts job satisfaction.


Additionally, an office air purifier plays a major role in curtailing the adverse effects of harmful air particles in the air, including dust, smoke, most bacteria, and viruses. Providing allergen-free air helps to improve the health symptoms of employees with respiratory difficulties, especially those with asthma. Healthier employees will lead to better productivity. If employees are not distracted by health problems, they will take fewer sick days.

2. Ensure There is Enough Natural Lighting

A well-lit office environment fosters creativity, productivity and improves your health or employee’s health. Natural lighting has several health benefits, including increasing vitamin D in your body, reduced eye strain, and positive mood.


There are several ways you can make the office lit naturally, including installing large windows and transom windows, translucent roofing, adding mirrors and well-arranged open office space. 


Additionally, ensuring that windows are not blocked by furniture and are always clean and clear will improve the office lighting. However, if natural light is not sufficient to light up the whole office, consider installing artificial lights.

3. Choose the Right Furniture

It pays to have the right furniture in the office. Choosing the right furniture for your office, including chairs and desks, can be key to productivity. A good chair provides good support, which prevents your back muscles from being stressed. When you are in a comfortable environment, your creativity and productivity are enhanced. Additionally, choosing the appropriate furniture for the office provides creative storage solutions. Creative storage solutions, in turn, helps to keep the office organized.

4. Adopting Clutter-Free Office Practices

A clean office fosters good health for everyone in the office. Employing clutter-free practices is one way to keep the office clean. Clutter overcrowds your office and attracts dirt and dust, a nuisance to your health. Lack of dust and dirt will result in fewer health problems hence less absenteeism and better productivity. They are many practices you can adopt to have a clutter-free office, including discarding waste papers, adopting computerized data storage techniques, and having enough storage places to store documents.

5. Regular Maintenance and Repairs

Regular maintenance keeps the work environment safe and reliable by helping to prevent hazards that can have adverse on your health or employee’s health. There are many office areas that require regular maintenance and repairs, including ventilation systems and furniture, among others. In addition to promoting a healthy and safe working environment, routine maintenance has other benefits, including increasing assets lifespan, saving unnecessary costs, and decreasing unplanned downtime, thereby increasing productivity.

6. Strict Cleaning and Hygiene Office Practices

Making cleaning your business can help to promote a healthy indoor office environment. Cleaning the desks and floor surfaces regularly is a good place to start. Cleaning practices may also include disinfecting offices surfaces and equipment, including desks, phones, desktops, doorknobs, and the copy machine. Disinfecting will help eliminate germs that can cause illness, thereby denaturing productivity. Other hygiene practices to adopt in the office include formulating a strict non-smoking policy and only allowing a limited number of people in the office.

Final Thoughts

Promoting practices that improve a healthy indoor office environment has a lot of benefits, including high productivity, improved well-being, and job satisfaction, among others. To reap the benefits of a healthy indoor environment in the long run, consider adopting some of the above premium tips on building a healthy environment.

Samantha Higgins

Samantha Higgins is a professional writer with a passion for research, observation, and innovation. She is nurturing a growing family of twin boys in Portland, Oregon with her husband. She loves kayaking and reading creative non-fiction.   

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