How smart storage can improve the working environment
Workplace lockers offer a secure place for employees to store their belongings, helping to give them peace of mind and improve productivity.
The world of work has changed dramatically in the past decade or so. Gone are the days of the traditional office set-up and a rigid 9-5 working day; instead today’s companies are increasingly embracing more agile and flexible ways of doing business. Agile working is a practice that enables employees to simply work, where, when and how they prefer, with as few restrictions as possible – and for many companies this involves key elements such as flexible working hours and hot desking.
Hot desking can help to encourage creativity, communication and collaboration, but employees can often feel concerned about a lack of personal space in which to store their belongings. You can address this concern and improve the overall working environment by installing secure storage lockers.
Peace of mind
Ensuring that their belongings are safe and secure is a key concern for employees who don’t have a dedicated desk to call their own, but providing access to secure storage lockers can go a long way towards giving your workers peace of mind.
The new generation of workplace lockers offers a much higher level of security than traditional storage lockers, with a range of smart features such as data usage tracking, electronic card access and intruder alarms. And this increased security means that your employees are free to concentrate on their work rather than worrying about the safety of their belongings. Smart lockers are perfect for agile workplaces, but they also work well in other environments such as call centres or in organisations which require shift work or which employ a large number of casual or temporary staff.
Better working environment
As well as providing peace of mind, installing storage lockers can also have a positive impact on the appearance and atmosphere of your workplace. Providing somewhere secure where employees can store their belongings can help the main office area to remain mess and clutter-free, which in turn ensures that you project a professional image to any visitors. What’s more, some studies have shown that a clutter-free workplace can help to minimise distractions and increase focus and productivity.
As well as providing a practical solution to workplace storage issues, workplace lockers also offer tangible additional benefits to your employees. One key advantage of today’s smart lockers is that they can also be used as electronic collection points for online deliveries. This feature can help to create a better work-life balance as it enables your workers to collect their deliveries at a time and place that is convenient to them. Another benefit of personal storage lockers is that people can leave heavy work equipment, such as laptops, in them overnight rather than having to carry them on their commute to and from the office.
Everyone wants to feel valued in their job, and investing in secure storage and new office furniture can be a really effective way of making your workers feel appreciated by the company. Happy employees tend to be more productive employees; they also are more likely to stay with the company for longer which, in turn helps you to cut the money you spend on retention and recruitment activity – so it’s a win-win all around.