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New research that has come from the University of Konstanz in Germany has suggested that workers who feel younger than their true age, actually achieve more personal job goals – indicating that creative offices that include playful amenities could actually be on to something.

For many creative companies here in Yorkshire, especially in Leeds and Wakefield, a lot of them now boast a bar and games rooms which can include amenities such as pool tables and even video games, all of which have had a lot of people questioning is this playful office furniture really an essential or a distraction?

However, the new study asked more than 15,000 employees at 107 German companies to provide the researchers with their real age, alongside the age they felt, and other self-reported performance measures such as job goals achieved that year. As a result, on average workers felt 4.4 years younger than they actually were, with the study also proving that the average age of a company dropped and the goals accomplished by the workforce went up.

Their analysis also suggested that as a goal accomplishment rose, so did the company’s performance – meaning that employees who felt younger got more work done during the day.

Here at the Yorkshire Office Group, our Wakefield based team understand how important choosing the right office furniture is for any workplace in Wakefield, Leeds and the surrounding regions.

And although we don’t provide ping pong tables, we do showcase an extensive range of modern office furniture, that is stylish, cost effective and most of all, comfortable. Allowing you to transform your office from a mundane space into a trendy, creative and enjoyable environment.

Our range of office chairsdesks and even office storage units come in a variety of colours, sizes and shapes – and we even offer a bespoke office furniture service which allows businesses to design and create their own furniture which will be personal and unique to them.

If you are a business owner, and you are located within the Leeds, Wakefield or Huddersfield region, and you are looking to kit out your workspace with some stylish office furniture, please contact our Wakefield team on 01924 88 88 00. They will be able to advise you on how to choose the right office chairs, what boardroom tables are suitable and how to maximise your space with office storage.


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