Wrike, a work management and social collaboration software tool, reported employee turnover costs US companies $160 billion a year. When looking at the cost per company, a recent article shared “the total cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5-2X annual salary.”

While there a number of strategies businesses can use to retain top talent, we’ve found a company’s office space can help support those efforts. Here are four ways to improve retention through interior design:

  1.  Invest in your office by adding attractive, comfortable furniture. Having an aesthetically appealing work environment makes your team feel appreciated and at ease, while projecting a professional appearance to clients.
  2. Include a variety of workspaces – both collaborative and private. This approach ensures your environment appeals to a wide range of ages and work styles.
  3. Create gathering spaces, like cafes, lounges and internal convenience stores. These places offer employees a chance to connect with co-workers, grab a healthy snack and minimize their time away from the office.
  4. Provide access to natural light. Daylight has been connected to improved moods and decreased stress.

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