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Top 7 Ideas For A More Pleasant / Productive Environment

By Martien Eerhart

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If you spend long hours at your place of work, make it as attractive and appealing as you can. This will mean it's easier to set foot in, and less of a rush to get out of. Below are 7 ways we've found help enormously with both staff, customers and even sub-contractors: Paint the walls etc in soothing but colourful / interesting shades. (we used mainly blue of course with yellow and terracotta highlights)

  1. Paint the walls etc in soothing but colourful / interesting shades. (we used mainly blue of course with yellow and terracotta highlights)

  2. Have 2 or 3 plants per person.

  3. Low background music.

  4. If possible set out the furniture in such a way that staff who interact a lot work wise can communicate easily from their respective work areas.

  5. Have a central aquarium (fish are very soothing and will take your mind off things for a few minutes).

  6. Burn stimulating oils such as lemon etc in the morning and more relaxing ones like orange in the afternoon.

  7. And last but not least, have a really good cup of coffee on the brew. Everyone will love you for that.

Todays Top7Business was submitted by Darryl Smith of Deep Blue Australia Pty Ltd - darryl@deepblueau.com International freight, customs brokers and tariff by-law.

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Article Submitted On: May 05, 1999