Customize Workspaces: January Perk-Me-Up

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Days pass and seasons change, but our dedication to innovative employee engagement remains unwavering. At viperks, we have witnessed employee solutions that push the boundaries of creativity. Each month we’ll highlight one unique employee engagement idea as our “Perk-Me-Up of the Month.” Think of it as a free monthly subscription to the best corporate perks around.

All too often it’s standardized – a white desk and beige cubicle that are functional, yet dull and lacking any semblance of creative, personal touch.

When new employees are first shown to their desks during onboarding, seldom do surprises await. It’s uncommon that new hires are granted a chance to offer input on their desk style, much less its location. The opportunities to customize a workspace they’ll likely occupy for years rarely exceed furnishing their cubicle with basic amenities.

Yet some innovative companies are bucking this trend, making a splash with new hires and jumpstarting employee engagement by affording creative liberty for workspace customization. And for good reason, considering the correlation between quality of workspace and employee productivity indicated by a recent study:

  • Employees allowed to decorate their workspaces were 17 percent more productive than those in lean workspaces.
  • Employees empowered to design their own workspaces were 32 percent more productive than those not given this option.

Software company Asana has taken workspace customization to a new level, equipping newly-hired engineers with a $10,000 budget to design their workstations. The customized workstations are then installed prior to arrival, creating a memorable first impression.

By enabling your staff to take ownership of workspaces, you’ll bolster employee satisfaction. Personalization can result in standing desks for health-conscious employees, private cubicles for easily-distracted employees and artsy decor for creative employees.

You expect a lot from your employees – why not reward them with workspace customization? Chances are you’ll be reimbursed in the form of an increasingly engaged and productive workforce.


At viperks, customization comes standard. We create a custom branded portal so your employees have access to our amazing deals and YOU get all the credit. The end result? Optimized employee engagement and productivity.

Want to learn more about how you can help your employees be happier and more productive? We're here to talk.

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Eric Golubitsky

Eric brings 18+ years of entrepreneurial experience. Eric founded S.M.I.L.E. Inc. in 1998, which was a Consumer Electronic Pro Top 100 home automation provider and was recognized as the #1 fastest growing company in NE Ohio by CWRU Weatherhead School of Management in 2003. As an Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" finalist in 2005, Eric's accomplishments have been recognized multiple times including the Consumer Electronics Association's national "Mark of Excellence Award." Eric is also a 5 year member of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization).