Productivity dictates the success of a small business. A productive team will get more done, and they’ll do it more quickly, more efficiently, and more creatively. There are multiple factors that contribute to productivity, and it’s important that you implement them within your small business’s office space. Here’s how to help your employees get the most out of their time in the office:
Make sure every employee in the office has his or her own cubicle (dividers between desks, but no doors) or office (walls and doors). Generally, the way most offices are set up is that the management positions have offices, and the rest of the employees have cubicles. In comparison to open floor plans in which employees all share the work space and interact frequently, cubicles and offices are shown in studies to be far more conducive toward focused, productive work. Open floor plans do encourage more collaboration, but they also lead to more distractions and small talk.
If you don’t have the space for a full-blown gym, a few dumbbells and a couple cardio machines should do the trick. Studies show that exercise helps to jumpstart our energy. Employees may feel that post-lunch slowdown in the afternoon, but having a gym should not only keep the sleepiness at bay but should also increase productivity. Throw in a shower for those who want to get clean after a tiring workout or re-energize with a cold shower. It would also be a great idea for employees to come in a little earlier before work starts and get a workout in before the craziness of the day begins.
- Internet Limitations
With social media and lots of other interesting but time-wasting sites available on the Internet, it’s really easy to lose your employees to modern-day distractions. Many companies are getting into the habit of making certain sites, like Facebook, Reddit, and Buzzfeed, inaccessible while working on company computers. This will encourage productivity and allow your employees to remain focused on the task at hand. The only people who should be allowed to use social media at work is your social media team, if you have one.
- Catered Lunches
Every now and then, cater lunch for your employees. This will save your employees some time, as they won’t have to leave the office to go pick up lunch elsewhere. It’s also a nice treat and a way to say thank you for their hard work.
Productivity is essential for your business’s success. To learn more about how to advance your company, visit www.biz2credit.com.