Whichever category you wish to belong in, you will always have an issue with one important and essential factor in order for you to produce high-quality output and great performance, that is: productivity.
A well-designed work environment is what keep employees overall productive and proactive. An uncomfortable chair, badly structured desk, shared compact desk, no access to water and others affects an employee’s performance and can cause serious health risks.
Keep your office a highly productive space. Here are several tips and tricks to do just that:
Ergonomics. Yes, ergonomic elements is vital to one’s work performance. Wouldn’t it be if it is the study of one’s efficiency in their respective work environment?
Would you be comfortable working if your back is aching and your sliding because of your killer non-adjustable desk chair and table? The constant adjusting you do every 5 minutes is killing your productivity let alone putting your physical health at risk. Invest in a comfortable and adjustable desk chair and a table in just perfect height, your body will surely thank you.
Let the light travel. Good lighting is a great way to set the mood for any occasion: a date, a solemn time at the altar, an interrogation, a calming dim in your reading nook, etc. That is why it is equally as important as a comfortable and adjustable desk chair.
A good and natural light increases creativity, energy and overall productivity. If you want, you can opt for bulb lights that mimics daylight or sunlight. Natural lighting provides an energy-boosting effect that can lead to a huge improvement in the workspace atmosphere.
Efficient arrangement. Time and motion is crucial in a workspace most especially in the food business community. Notice how well-placed, structured and designed your favorite fast food chain is. The crew are assigned at the back (in the kitchen where the foods are prepared) and at the front (where the orders are being put together) along with the counter attendant.
Would you place an office furniture in a cramped place? Don’t place the copier near the door where people enter and exit. Instead, place it where it is easily accessible by the vast majority of the employees. A bad office layout and arrangement may lead to non-stop distractions, noise, and productivity breakdown in general.
Work with nature. Chances are, you’re one among the large percentage of employees who sit in front of a computer for a long period of time. With a little to no chance of seeing a bit of greenery to spruce up your day. That’s even harder to get a sight of when you’re in a building in the city.
Worry not for you can bring the green inside by just getting a potted plant. Not only is it a nice decor to your work desk but also a great filter to combat mold and bacteria. Oh, and it maximizes your productivity and cognitive attention as well.
Declutter. Organize. Tidy up. Do your best to keep your workspace tidy, neat and clutter-free. If you’re one of those who are still dependent on papers and if your job still require hard copies instead of digital copies, you’re prone to having your desk a messy pile of documents.
Every morning and before you head home; clean, organize and declutter. Would you rather waste your time digging in a pile of documents searching for a particular one? It’s not so hard to tidy up your place, is it? Later on you’ll realize how much time you have and can save when you keep everything in place.
Easy access to water, coffee, snacks. Yes, there are small businesses that are unable to provide these basic necessities to their employees. At least provide free access to water and have your office accommodate a water dispenser for everyone (and coffee!).
Showing your employees you value them by providing them these simple needs can mean beyond that to them. Otherwise, you’ll see how easily distracted, irritated and impatient your workers can get without providing them these needs.
These elements are essential to keeping a highly productive office. Without these, don’t be so shocked when you hear an employee or coworker venting about how inefficient the office layout is, having a killer desk chair, computer eye strain and the likes. A healthy work environment that promotes a productive atmosphere leads to a better performance and overall company status.
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About : Chie Suarez is a writer for Ideal Office-Furniture, a company specialising in a wide selection of office furniture designs servicing large corporate businesses to small home offices furniture throughout Sydney.