How to create the perfect working environment

What makes the perfect working environment?

Whether you work from home, are office-based or have a hybrid working arrangement, which combines both, it’s essential to consider your working environment. The environment in which you work can impact everything from your mood to your productivity so it’s crucial to get it right. 

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We all react differently to our work settings, but here are some common features of positive working environments:

  • Access to natural light
  • Bright, open spaces
  • Focus on health and well-being
  • Wellness benefits and initiatives
  • Company cultures that promote cohesion and inclusivity
  • Collaborative working spaces, which afford flexibility
  • Plants and greenery
  • Ergonomic furniture 
  • Storage solutions to maximise space and avoid clutter

If your home office or company workplace doesn’t inspire you or make you feel comfortable and content, it’s wise to consider making changes at home or talking to your employer. Simple things like adding plants, positioning your desk to face windows and doors and taking regular breaks to stretch your legs and get fresh air can make a huge difference.

The benefits of hybrid work

The pandemic prompted a mass exodus from offices. Now that restrictions have eased, many companies have adopted a hybrid model, which offers more flexibility for employees. Hybrid working offers the best of both worlds and it’s an increasingly popular option. A recent study suggests that 44% of employees favour hybrid working (source). With hybrid work, employees can socialise with colleagues, switch up their routines and enjoy the atmosphere of the office while also benefiting from being at home more, cutting out a commute and gaining greater control of their daily routine. 


A healthy, happy working environment can make a huge difference to performance, mental and physical health and productivity. Whether you work from home, or you commute to an office, it’s important to consider what makes the perfect working environment. At Zest4Talent we have a selection of roles that cover all working scenarios. Go to to find your next role.