Distractions in the workplace can really interrupt the productivity of an office. Even if just one or two people are struggling to focus on work, it may catch on, and the entire office ends up getting involved. At that point, nothing gets done!
So, what can you do to help your employees avoid distractions in the workplace?
Work on a better workstation arrangement. There are just some people who can’t work beside each other. In fact, they may need to be in separate rooms! If you find two or more employees are spending their time talking instead of working, you may need to rethink your arrangements. It may also help to put less productive people beside some of your productive ones!
You may need to break tasks up. Tasks that take a long time can seem overwhelming, which makes it even easier for someone to get interrupted. For this reason, it is often better to split these tasks up into smaller (and more achievable) ones.
You also need to make sure that breaks are an important part of the job. Brains need time to walk away and relax in order to stay focused, so you need to make sure that your employees take breaks throughout the day. If you break tasks up, you may remind your employees that they can take a break with each task that they get done!
If you want to make sure that your employees are as productive as possible, you need to find a way to decrease the distractions in the office. You may need to split a few people up. It may also help to put more productive people beside others that may struggle with their productivity. It also helps to break up tasks into smaller projects that are easier to finish. You should make sure that your employees take multiple breaks throughout the day.