Perhaps you’re hitting your goals and meeting deadlines without any glaring issues or conflicts. When you look around your workplace, it may seem like everyone is as productive as they can be. But even when your team appears to be a well-oiled machine, there may be unsuspected glitches that could be gumming up the works.
You might think there’s no way your employees could get more done than they already are, but you could be wrong. Creating the most productive working environment means leaving no stone unturned and examining every detail, no matter how small.
For example, something as seemingly minor as climate control can have a significant impact on productivity. When employees aren’t comfortable, they often lose focus or feel the need to take frequent breaks. Ensuring the workplace temperature is between 70 and 73 degrees with an indoor humidity level of about 40% should keep your employees from sweating or shivering at their workstations.
Providing healthy snacks in the break room is another easy way to encourage your staff to give more of an effort. That’s because sugary processed foods can make people feel sluggish and tired, contributing to a midafternoon lull that may force them to play catch-up the next day.
It’s also important for managers to provide their staff members with all the tools they need to do their jobs effectively. This includes proper training programs to ensure they have the skills necessary to keep up with the demands of your customer base.
Even if you can’t see them, a number of problems could be keeping your office or facility from functioning at the highest possible level.
For seven effective tips you can use to improve employee productivity, check out this infographic:
Guide created by GoFog Inc.
Author bio: Eric Adamson is President of GoFog Inc., a leading provider of humidification systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and currently focuses on designing fog-based cooling and humidification systems for commercial and industrial buildings.