How Onsite Offices Boost Employee Engagement and Morale

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May 11, 2022
How Onsite Offices Boost Employee Engagement and Morale

It may not surprise you that the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. With that information, it’s easy to understand why employees can face fatigue, low engagement, or fluctuations in morale. Although there is an ongoing movement for remote office work, not every industry has the option to work from home. If you’re an operations manager, you’re likely concerned about how well your team functions daily. One important way to provide for your workers is to boost employee engagement and morale with adequate office space.

Who is Responsible for Employee Morale?

In many ways, an employer can either positively or negatively impact employee morale. It’s common that company efforts to improve employee morale trickle down to operations managers to implement and execute.

It may seem daunting to face the challenge of boosting the morale of employees, especially when you face many other challenges during a single workday, but it’s important to remember the impact of these efforts. Creating and supporting a comfortable, collaborative, well-organized space can become one of the reasons why employees feel motivated, energized, and inspired to do great work.

Employees often feel supported when they have the right tools to complete their jobs. While tools might sound like, pens, paper, computers, and more, the physical office space is another vital resource that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Onsite Field Offices to Boost Employee Engagement and Morale

forklift transporting a shipping  container office

Why does an onsite office matter to employees working in the field? There are several reasons, but here are a few highlights.

Comfort

If employees feel comfortable in their space, they’re likely to remain efficient and productive. Otherwise, a cluttered or dirty space, even inadequate room inside an office or no office at all can make employees feel uncomfortable, distracted, and no longer enjoy the work they need to do.

Location

A major benefit to an onsite office is the convenient location of the office space. For companies that work outside of traditional office buildings, a nearby, onsite office can feel like an uncommon perk—but one that offers vital benefits. Nearby office space helps workers stay efficient without missing a beat between office tasks and additional work responsibilities.

Collaboration or Privacy

Depending on what work needs to get done, sometimes you hope employees collaborate and sometimes management-level employees need privacy for frequent phone calls and meetings. Regardless of which reason you need office space, you can create the right office setup to cater to your organizational needs—be it open conference rooms or private personal offices.

How Shipping Containers Can Help

While many office options fit many different office needs, a less common and yet frequently beneficial choice is the use of modified shipping containers as workspaces. Working with a modified container manufacturer, you can customize your office space to maximize comfort for your employees. You can also easily ship out and place container-based offices at remote locations. For narrow lots or worksites where space is limited, containers are a great option to maximize minimal space. Additionally, you can consult with your container manufacturer to design single-unit offices with private rooms or combine multiple shipping containers to create large, open spaces to accommodate big groups at one time.

Regardless of how you want to configure your onsite office, it’s likely that employees will benefit from a space to complete the necessary work at hand. If you’d like to continue the conversation about how shipping container offices might be the right fit for your organization, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 877-704-0177 or email us at Sales@FalconStructures.com. We’re happy to discuss your project in greater detail.

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