A pleasant working environment is key to getting the most out of employees, according to a survey of over 100 London office staff.

The survey lists the most important factors contributing to a pleasant working environment as: friendly co-workers, good lighting, comfortable desk chair and flexible working conditions. Effects of the working environment filter through into other business areas, impacting the ability to win new clients (40%), client / customer relations (36%), staff morale (57%) and staff retention (43%).

Aside from these there are many other criteria that make up a good working environment and are not limited to;


Canteen and shower in the building/office


External noise

Internal acoustics



The managers and businesses that create a positive work environment will be the winners of tomorrow’s workplace.