As the world reopens and we once again move back into our office spaces, it is time to make some key changes to the workplace which can increase productivity. Leading business minds like Bryan Cumby have been discussing this recently, and the reality is that very small changes can make a huge impact. Productivity is absolutely key to the success of the workplace and anything that management can do to encourage it should be entertained. So many offices spend way too much time debating how they can increase productivity, but many of the steps which can help are small and very simple to employ.
There have been numerous studies which clearly show that plants in the workplace can work wonders with regards to increasing levels of productivity. This happens based on a number of factors such as the emotional and mental boost which plants in the workplace offer, as well as the cleanliness of the air in the office thanks to the existence of plants. Bring in some plants to the office is low cost and will have a positive impact on productivity in the workplace.
Making Things Easy
Very often there are physical challenges in the office which actually prevent people from doing their jobs properly. For example placing the printer far away from the desks, or installing the water machine in the break room which is not close to the main workspace. Just picture yourself at work and consider the things which are going to break your concentration and your productivity. Make the lives of your employees easier by moving things around so that everything is convenient.
Upgrading The Chairs
Most people spend all of their day glued to the chair in the office and this is something else which should be addressed if you want high levels of productivity. For too many years management of ignored the importance of the ergonomics of the office chair and this has certainly had a detrimental impact on the quality of work which is produced. It is important that our employees feel comfortable when they are working and that the office chair is able to support their back and make them feel at ease. An uncomfortable office chair will do great damage to a person’s desire to work hard.
Encourage Short Breaks
Many managers think that if an employee is having a break it means that they are not doing what they should be and that they should be reprimanded. The reality however is that encouraging short breaks throughout the day is in fact great for productivity. Our staff are not machines and if we are able to give them short breaks where they can get some fresh air and have a walk around, we will see far higher levels of output when they get back to work. This has been proven time and time again to be successful in the workplace.
Small and simple steps which will see you get much more out of your staff.
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