When the summer months arrive and the weather finally includes a bit of sun every now and then, you might find that your office becomes very distracted or that productivity levels hit an all-time low. This could be because of…read more
When the summer months arrive and the weather finally includes a bit of sun every now and then, you might find that your office becomes very distracted or that productivity levels hit an all-time low. This could be because of several reasons including daydreaming about summer, clients already on holiday and your employees wanting to be outside instead of at their desk.
As an employer, it is up to you to make sure that your employees get back on track and have a productive month no matter what time of year it is.
So how do you improve office productivity ready for the summer?
Create A Productive Office Environment
Here at Egan Reid we believe that having the right office environment is the key to any successful and productive office. Without comfortable desks, space to work and areas for creative thinking, you may find that your office is hard to work in.
Try updating the office furniture with standing desks, small seating areas and desks that can help your employees work together as a team. On top of this you can also consider introducing features such as desk fans, and access to water coolers so that your employers can work in a more comfortable environment.
Take Regular Breaks
Although this may not sound productive, taking regular breaks means you can give your thoughts a rest, clear your head and then go back to a subject with a clearer view. These breaks can also be a time to eat a snack, reboot some of your used energy and even chat to a co-worker.
This doesn’t mean take a whole afternoon off but regular breaks away from your desk can help you to work more productively.
Limit The Amount Of Time Spent On Each Task
Your office furniture might be perfectly comfy and you may be remembering to take regular breaks but if after all this time you are spending too long on each task then you may find you still don’t get anywhere.
Take time to plan the work your employees do and if a project is not progressing how you would like it to then you can always switch the team around. This will keep fresh eyes on the project at all time.
For more information on creating a productive office environment and the office furniture you may need to do that, contact Egan Reid.