When you’re looking at where you’re going to rent an office, you’d be surprised at how many of the key considerations will affect your employees’ stress levels, as well as your own. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of adults in the UK have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. With April being Stress Awareness Month, we’re looking at how to reduce everyone’s stress levels now and in the future by choosing the right office rental.
Rent an office with attractive surroundings
Very few people respond well to being surrounded by grey, black and dull surroundings. Choosing a region where there is somewhere to pleasant to be in the area is going to give you and your employees a space to enjoy.
This doesn’t mean you have to choose somewhere unconnected from the world and hard to access. If you’re planning an office in London, choose somewhere near a city park. If you’re looking to be as connected as you would be renting an office in London but would like a more rural environment, choosing a location well connected but with country views is a great alternative, for example choosing an office in Surrey or Hampshire.
Rent an office with easy access
Getting to the office needn’t be hard work by choosing the right location. Making sure you rent office space with connections for all methods of transport is a recipe for a workforce freer of stress when they arrive.
This includes close to motorways and public transport, as well as somewhere with easy to access and free parking.
Choose an office space rental with good WiFi
There’s nothing more stressful than working against technology, and unreliable WiFi can cause a massive amount of stress when trying to meet deadlines and communicate with team members and clients remotely.
Finding an office space with the fastest fibre-optic Internet access, and even back up WiFi in case the main internet goes down, is going to ensure that work won’t be disrupted by unreliable tech.
In addition, as more businesses embrace a more ‘hybrid’ approach to working – with employees mixing spending days in the office and working from home – the best quality WiFi will enable this new way of working.
Flexible office rental contracts
This is more for business owners and managers, but making sure that you have an office rental contract that is flexible if things should change is a great way to reduce stress.
Businesses grow, and as they do it might be time to reassess your office needs. Choosing an environment such as a shared office space or business park means you could add to the space you use without the stress of moving.
Rent an office in Woking
If you’re looking to rent an office in Woking that combines connectivity to London and high tech facilities with a rural environment and flexible contracts, get in touch to discuss our shared office facilities with stunning canalside views.