There are always a number of reasons for being unproductive. Every season brings a new ailment or distraction. In the winter, energy dwindles and in the summer, all people can think about is being outside. While there is no solution for those distractions, there are a number of things you can do to help keep your employees focused and increase productivity.
Keep a clean office
Clutter and disorganization can easily distract people from the tasks they should be focusing on. Cleaning the office and encouraging your employees to keep their workspaces clean can instantly eliminate one of the biggest distractions out there.
Increase the temperature
In one study, a cooler office was shown to have quite a negative effect on employee productivity. In a slightly warmer office, employees made 44% fewer typing errors and their typing output improved by an incredible 150%. Based on those figures, a bigger heating bill may be well worth it.
Another study demonstrated that a brighter, better-lit office can help employees stay on task. Employees who worked in offices with windows spent 15% more time concentrated on their work than those in windowless offices.
Not only does this change help to improve productivity, it also can help you save money on your electricity bill by lighting up the office naturally. Because it’s so easy to do, it’s definitely in your best interest to open blinds and move employees into offices with windows whenever possible.
These office adjustments are all quite simple and can make quite a big difference when it comes to employee productivity. There is truly no reason not to try them out, as they each require minimal effort on your part.
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