Did you know that in an eight-hour day, the average worker gets just under three hours of work done? As a business owner or manager, you can’t afford to ignore this statistic.
Sure, in today’s modern office environment, there are a lot of distractions. Social media, texting, and general internet searching is bound to divert an employee’s attention. However, the office tools they have (or don’t have) drastically affect your employee’s productivity as well. To help boost productivity and reduce distractions, it may be time to give your office space an overhaul.
Let’s go over five tools that will help increase productivity in your office.
1. An Interactive Conference Room
If conferences are becoming a waste of time, adding some interactive features will help. After all, this is where you put projects into motion and discuss business initiatives.
First, make sure you have adequate office furniture needed to facilitate large meetings. You could also add some tech features that will help streamline things. Tools like the Interactive Markerboards make presentations and training much easier. You’ll save time by not having to mess with wires and your presentation will come across much clearer.
2. Open Work Spaces
If your team does creative work, the layout of your office should promote collaboration. You may want to consider switching to an open workspace. Taking away individual offices makes communication much easier and faster. It also prevents employees from feeling isolated, which can zap their productivity.
If only one department does collaborative work, only transform one section of the office to an open workspace. This allows other employees to maintain their privacy.
3. Standing Desks
If your employees don’t feel good, their productivity will drop. It turns out that standing desks come with a number of health benefits, including reduced back pain and higher energy levels. It may seem strange to have your employees stand while working on their computers, but it’s becoming much more common. Ask your staff if they’d like to give standing desks a try. Add a few at first and see how people like them.
Adjustible-height desks allow the user to go from sitting to standing with the push of a button giving them control throughout the day.
4. Allsteel Power Hub
This is another great tool for a collaborative space. The Allsteel Power Hub acts as stand-alone data and power terminal. Incorporating this tool into your office setup frees up previous space limitations. Employees can plug into it and work alone or in a group.
Try adding some comfortable office furniture around the hub. Providing another space for employees to work is a great way to give them a break from their desks without sacrificing productivity.
5. Effective Storage Solutions
A cluttered office is horrible for productivity. It encroaches on your employee’s space and makes finding important documents difficult. If this is a problem, investing in high-quality storage and file cabinets is an easy solution. You’ll improve the look and feel of your office and also have a way to catalog crucial information.
Get the Right Office Tools and Boost Productivity
Simply by adding a few important components, you can kick your office productivity up a notch. There’s a good chance you’ll see the effect on your bottom line right away.
Try incorporation the office tools discussed above and see the difference in your employees’ performance.
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