Did you ever recognize that fatigue during work might be caused by poor lighting? Did you know that it might cause the body to produce melatonin for sleep? If not, it is time to know the effect of lighting on human beings especially the employees. For example, overhead fluorescent lighting might severely affect the productivity of your workers.
Employers must try to ask the employees if they are satisfied with the lighting because if they aren’t, this fact might cause them fatigue and so many other symptoms accompanied by it. Improving the lighting in the office will for sure ameliorate the work as a whole and the mood of the workers. No matter how employers try to ignore the effect of lighting, it is real and of major importance.
There are so many solutions for such a problem; some are natural and some are not. You can, for example, let in the natural light that refreshes your employees and make them happier and thus more productive. It is an important source of energy without any doubt
You can combine both macro-light (overhead lighting) and micro-light (task lighting) together. Through this process, employees can have more control on the light that is covering their workplace since every person has different needs and personal preferences in what concerns lighting.
Avoid traditional task lamps that project bright spot of light into one place making all what surrounds it dark and thus eye fatigue will certainly be generated. Nowadays, OLED lighting is used by which a soft diffused light spreads over a large area and doesn’t generate too much heat. This kind of lighting makes the workplace more comfortable with less fatigue.
Work causes fatigue, but also bad atmosphere worsens the condition more and more. Therefore, for a better productivity and cooperation, an employer must make sure that his/her employees are at ease. S/he might give them a survey to fill out with or without mentioning their names. Dialogue is the best way to solve all problems; therefore, if you are an employer pass by each employee and make sure every detail satisfies his/her need because by such a process the productivity of your business will augment day after day.