4 Truths About Workplace Productivity
OFFICE TEMPERATURE AFFECTS YOUR MOOD
As it turns out, a low office temperature can make you blue both physically and emotionally. Studies have shown that cold temperatures can increase feelings of loneliness. Conversely, raising the temperatures too high can also have an adverse affect. Consistently high temperatures make workers feel less productive. After all, look how you feel after summer months at work. Yes, completely drained!
Experts suggest that keeping temperatures between 65 to 70 degrees fahrenheit may find the ‘productivity’ spot.
Keeping hydrated in the workplace is essential. Fill up a water bottle and take it to work with you. Your supposed to drink 1-2 litres of water a day, so keep hydrated, especially in those summer months. This will also keep you productive and on the ball!
BUILD BREAKS INTO THE DAY
Many companies treat their staff to 10-15 minute breaks during a worker’s day. To increase productivity, allow employees to go to the rest room, or even buy a few stress balls to use instead of sitting down all day.
Research is clear that when we have the ability to move throughout our day, we are more productive and more efficient.
ASK EMPLOYEES WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED
Make employees feel that they are not listened to in the workplace. Sometimes, employees feel afraid to ask their employers what they need to undertake their job efficiently. Don’t be afraid of your employees, after all you are all a team.