Being as productive as possible is the aim of most businesses. after all, the more productive you and your employees are, the bigger your bottom line is likely to be with little extras investment. So, it makes sense to do all you can to boost office productivity.
With that in mind, here are a few productivity boosters you may not have thought about for your office:
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Better temperature control
If you want to boost productivity, ensuring that your employees are as comfortable as possible is a great way to start. One thing that can really help on this front is maintaining an optimal temperature of around 16 degrees, and a humidity level of between 40-60 percent max. So, call in the air conditioning installers, get on the phone to the heating engineers, and make it happen. When your employees feel comfy, they’ll work better and get sick less often; it’s as simple as that.
Yes, your business’ employees are unlikely to be toddlers but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t benefit from a little nap once in a while. Studies have shown that people who take a nap in the early afternoon are more productive for the rest of the day than those who work right through, so although it may seem odd, providing your employees with a place they can go to rest their eyes for 15 minutes or so could be one of the best things you do.
Ditch the office
If you want your office employees to be as p[orductive as possible, you might even consider letting them ditch the office once in a while. Various studies have shown employees who work from home to be much more productive than those who work in the office, so why not give it a trial, if you haven’t already, and see how it goes, it’s been working well for many companies during coronavirus and it could do the same for you.
Let there be pets
Letting your employees bring their pets to work may seem like a disaster waiting to happen, but providing they are well-behaved, it could really help to boost productivity levels. Animals, particularly dogs, have been shown to reduce stress levels and boost productivity, amongst a whole host of health benefits, so it makes sense to bring them into the office, even if just once a week.
Shorter hours would lead to a drop in productivity, right? Wrong! Study after study has shown that shorter working hours can actually lead to a boost in productivity. This is probably because a rested brain is a more effective brain, and by letting staff take more time off, you are allowing them to refresh and renew themselves ready for a more effective day at work. They’ll also be less likely to call in sick because they won’t be si stressed and rundown when you let them go home an hour earlier each day or give them Fridays off, for example.
These ideas may be surprising, but when it comes to boosting office productivity, they do work!