If you want to have a successful business (or even just a productive workday), you need to start with your space. The right (or wrong) space can make a difference. That being said, there are certain things that you can do to make sure that your workspace is as productive as possible.
Here are some tips to help.
Make sure that you and your employees are comfortable. Comfort is the key to productivity. If your office chair is uncomfortable, you aren’t going to want to sit in it to get your work done. If you have to stretch your neck to see the computer screen, you aren’t going to want to do that for hours on end. So, make sure that you and your employees are comfortable, even if you have to buy new desks and chairs. It will be worth it.
Keep distractions to a minimum. Distractions can also cut back on productivity. If one employee has their music blaring, it may be hard for others to concentrate. If one person is too close to the printer, they may be busy worrying about all of the copies coming out, rather than focusing on their own work. You may also require your employees to keep their smartphones out of sight so that they aren’t constantly checking their email and social media.
Keep the area clean. Clutter can be a big time waster, especially if you can’t find the supplies that you need in order to do the project that you are working on. You may also struggle to find enough space to spread out. You can increase productivity, simply by keeping your workspace organized.
Comfort is the key to productivity. If your employees aren’t comfortable, they aren’t going to be able to focus on doing their job. They will be constantly moving around trying to get comfortable. You should also try to keep distractions down. Make sure that your employees keep their phones out of the way so that they can focus on their work. You may need to rearrange the office so that nobody has to get distracted by everyone getting up to grab things from the printer.