Many of us spend almost a third of our lives in the office — that’s a lot of time. Because we spend more days at the office than at home, having a positive office environment is essential to employee satisfaction. Because the physical dimension is one of the six areas of wellness, having a pleasant and welcoming office space can impact employee happiness more than you might think. One way to improve employee satisfaction in your office is by installing window film throughout the building.
How Window Film Boosts Employee Satisfaction
Window film boosts employee satisfaction in numerous ways. Depending on the variety of film you select, it can retain natural light, reduce glare, improve comfort, and enhance aesthetics.
Retains Natural Light & Reduces Glare
Everyone loves a sunny office space, but fighting afternoon glare is often a challenge. Using blinds, shades, or curtains can minimize the sun’s glare, but they sacrifice natural light and outdoor views. According to a Cornell professor, daylight significantly impacts employee satisfaction. Office workers in daylit environments reported an 84% decrease in blurred vision, eyestrain, and headaches, all symptoms of working in a poorly lit space.
Darker tinted films reduce glare while still letting in a portion of the sunlight that keeps employees happy. It will also improve occupant comfort by making it easier to see, lessening eye strain and discomfort.
Nobody likes a stuffy office space. Window film can mitigate glare without eliminating natural light, but it also reflects solar energy to keep interior temperatures comfortable. Window film lessens the load on HVAC systems, making it easier to keep large buildings cool, which keeps employees happy. By blocking heat and reducing the strain on cooling units, window film leads to increased building efficiency as well.
Does the design of your office space feel outdated? Clear window film is great for maintaining the current look of your office. However, if you want to update the design of your building, decorative window film can enhance aesthetics to spruce up the workspace. Decorative and frosted films come in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns, so you can find a style that fits the design of your office. Many decorative films are also great for adding privacy to conference rooms, cubicle partitions, and office doors and windows. Improving the aesthetics of your space and giving employees more privacy will all lead to higher satisfaction rates.
Happy Employees Work Harder
Having an inviting office environment is key to employee satisfaction, but it’s also been proven that workplace design directly affects productivity. An uninspired space will lead to unmotivated employees. With window film, you can enhance the aesthetics of an area while retaining natural light, reducing glare, and improving comfort. By making your employees happier, chances are, you’ll start to see an uptick in productivity, too.
Investing in window film isn’t just beneficial for occupants; it’s also advantageous for the building’s bottom line. With a quick return on investment in as little as three years, improved energy efficiency, and lower utility bills, the benefits go beyond just employee satisfaction. Reach out today to speak with one of our window film experts and get a free quote for your building!
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