How to Improve Employee Satisfaction

Improving employee satisfaction at work is interlinked with improving employee retention, morale, and productivity. That's why it's essential to take steps to make your office a more comfortable, energizing, and encouraging place to be. 

With Office Ready, it couldn't be easier to improve your workspace while staying within your budget. If you're not sure where to start, here's a list of some effective and affordable office upgrade ideas.

Upgrade Your Office Furniture

One of the easiest ways to create a happier office environment is to upgrade the furniture. It's hard for employees to enjoy their time at work if they spend the entire day sitting in an uncomfortable chair at a wobbly desk. At Office Ready, we offer a wide range of ergonomic office chairs, premium quality sitting and standing desks, and convenient storage furniture to enhance your workplace. 

Studies on office ergonomics show that having a poorly designed or uncomfortable computer workstation can lead to serious health issues, including joint pain, eye strain, headaches, and more. Needless to say, the condition of your office furniture will have a major effect on employee satisfaction, retention, and productivity.

Create Opportunities for Socializing

Encouraging socializing and friendships among your employees is a great way to improve employee retention and satisfaction. Though some employers assume that socializing will lead to distractions and a loss of productivity, the opposite is true. A study by Gallup revealed that both men and women who had a best friend at work were seven times as likely to be engaged in their jobs.

Unsure how to create opportunities for workers to bond and form friendships? The most effective thing you can do is create a break room at your office. If you already have one, we recommend upgrading it with some better furniture to make it more welcoming. You could also include plates, cutlery, and cooking appliances like microwaves to encourage workers to eat lunch together.

Provide Snacks and Beverages

Keeping your break room well-stocked with snacks and beverages is a simple and affordable way to improve employee morale. That's why we recommend giving your employees access to a quality coffee maker, juice boxes, energy drinks, and snacks like oatmeal, cereal, granola bars, and crackers. You can even offer one of our affordable 2-lb jars of assorted candies. 

Offering free food and drinks at work may seem like a minor change, but it can have a meaningful impact on employee satisfaction. It shows your employees that you genuinely care about their health and happiness, along with their productivity. 

Find Everything You Need with Office Ready

At Office Ready, we pride ourselves on being your one-stop shop for all affordable office upgrades. You can buy everything you need for your office using our online store, including ergonomic furniture, PPE and sanitation products, kitchen appliances, snacks and beverages in bulk, and so much more. 

Would you rather view our state-of-the-art office chairs in person before making a purchase? You're welcome to visit one of our stores in Deerfield, IL, Portland, OR, and Muscatine, IA. If you have any questions about our products, shipping, or anything else, please reach out to our friendly team. You can contact us by calling 866-222-1244, emailing, or filling out our inquiry form at the bottom of our web page. We look forward to hearing from you.