We all have a 24-hour internal clock that runs in the background of our brains that controls our ‘sleep/wake cycle’ – this cycle switches between sleepiness and alertness throughout the day and night.
Studies have shown that, for most adults, the biggest dips in energy happen between 2am and 4am, and again from 1pm to 3pm. This dip in energy can cause issues for those of us that work 9 – 5 jobs, because it can be difficult to motivate yourself to work hard when you feel tired.
Businesses recognise that employees need motivating during certain periods of the day, therefore they are changing the way they design offices to cater for the wellbeing of their workforce. Many businesses are creating ‘breakout areas’, where employees can get away from their computer screens, and others use bright colours that can generate a more positive working environment. Some companies at Blythe Valley Park, including PKF, Gymshark and Abbott, have taken this on board, and have created quirky and modern office spaces.
Read our article all about office fit out and the positive effects it can have on employee wellbeingBVP Wellness at Work Circadian Rhythm