Having thoughtful wall decor in your office is a great way to create a positive atmosphere and increase employee morale. Studies have shown wall graphics can even lead to a sense of belonging and community among the workplace as well as an increase in company productivity!
Wall decor can:
- Make an office space more attractive to new and current employees.
- Encourage collaboration by defining shared spaces for gathering and interaction.
- Create social spaces that are inspirational and motivational.
- Bring nature elements indoors, highlight company values, improve interiors with art, or even incorporate your company’s brand throughout the workplace.
Encourage a positive work environment
Using wall decor is a great way to encourage a positive work environment! The right design features can improve work processes, enhance comfort, and minimize distractions. Using vibrant and bright graphics can enliven a low-energy facility whereas subdued colors can calm chaotic spaces. Help keep employees happy by tapping into their motivation and creativity, and you’ll see an increase employee productivity and retention rates.
Creating a positive work environment is also beneficial for attracting top talent. Companies with positive cultures are rewarded with an improved reputation and their employees are happier. In addition, clients are attracted to these companies because of the positive culture and positive teamwork. A positive work culture is built on solid values. These values, embodied in the physical environment and extended into the decor strengthens professional relationships between employees and customers.
Transform your office space with graphics from Joseph Merritt and Company. Graphics, easily applied to practically any vertical surface, can reinforce your brand, demonstrate your values and empower your team members.
Help your team to be innovators and problem solvers
Creativity is vital to any business looking to grow and compete. Thoughtful decor can encourage collaboration by designating common areas with wall and floor graphics. Innovative tools like custom-printed magnets and whiteboard surfaces can be incorporated to create opportunities to share ideas. Lastly, window films can provide privacy without blocking light which can help limit distractions and also increase productivity.
Take some inspiration from designers who are bringing color and interest to their interiors with custom-designed wall graphics that reinforce their client’s company culture. Company values, mission statements, and brand stories take on a new life when they are worked into decor. Perhaps more importantly, those same wall graphics help retain employees. A recent study showed that 87% of employees are less likely to leave a company that they feel aligns with their own values. Wall graphics are an ideal tool to promote corporate values and ensure employees are aware of them.
Foster greater employee engagement
A study by Steelcase found that the best way to enable office collaboration through design was to facilitate movement, encourage equal participation, and create an ambient connection to the space. Some of the ways they suggest achieving this are to use light-scaled furniture, provide collaboration tools (such as our custom-printed whiteboards), and build a welcoming environment (through our wide variety of decor options). When employees feel this way, they are more likely to work at the company longer and are even more attracted to the company when applying in the first place.
In addition, a recent study by Gallup showed that worldwide, 66% of employed people are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, meaning they’re emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and thus less likely to be productive. Conversely, Gallup found that organizations with a high degree of employee engagement are deeply focused on creating value for their organization. Their contribution allows these organizations to experience greater productivity, greater profitability, lower turnover, less absenteeism, and even fewer safety incidents.
Improve employee well-being
Attractive wall decor encourages workers to look up and away from their computers allowing their eyes to rest. Prolonged periods spent looking at a computer monitor can promote eye strain, leading to fatigue and headaches. Focusing attention elsewhere helps vision reset and eye muscles relax.
Access to nature is also important to employee well-being and has also been shown to reduce stress and improve productivity. Wall decor incorporating nature images can have a calming effect, even in spaces without natural light.
Employee performance is impacted by the spaces they work in. Thoughtful wall decor can have a positive impact on morale and mental health. The simple improvement of changing what is on the walls can improve the corporate culture and ultimately team performance.