Thursday, March 5, 2015
6 Ways To Boost Productivity In Your Workspace
1.) Promote Collaboration
When your locked up in your own private workspace, you're solely relying on yourself to remain productive. That being said, if you promote collaboration with your teammates you'll be far better suited for business success. Try hosting weekly strategy and planning sessions with your coworkers. Throw out ideas, ask for advice, and set goals. Doing so will take productivity to a whole new level! If your business is in need of a makeover, consider removing those old cubicles and replacing them with open desking configurations. While cubicles are great for privacy and noise reduction, open desking promotes collaboration and boosts productivity levels! Brands like Mayline and Global Total Office offer excellent open desking solutions that should be considered by any business looking for a performance boost.
2.) Reduce Fatigue
Fatigue is a real productivity killer! Commonly related to poor sleep the night before, if you're feeling fatigued and groggy at your desk, it's time to shake things up a bit. Commit to a good sleep schedule and ensure you get your full 8 hours. Make sure you eat breakfast every morning and avoid pounding multiple cups of coffee. To further fight fatigue, consider a deskercise routine. As one of the hottest workplace trends of 2015, deskercise involves using your desks, computer chairs and office surroundings to grab a few minutes of exercise right there in the office! Simple stretches and deskercise activities can be found online to help you conquer fatigue once and for all.
3.) Limit Distractions
If you're easily distracted around the office, the odds are you're not that productive. To be at your best and achieve your workplace goals, limiting distractions is a must. When you arrive at work each morning, create a list of daily tasks and assign them completion times. If you commit to staying on task and following your daily list, distractions will slowly fade away. Avoid those long chats at the water cooler and in the break room. Stay off the cell phone and away from productivity killing social media sites. Use your lunch break to catch up online and with your coworkers. By the end of the week, you'll have saved so much time by limiting distractions that you'll have accomplished all your goals. When this is the case, feel free to chat away!
4.) Commit To Ergonomics
A proper education on the value of ergonomics in the workplace will greatly benefit you and your coworkers. We all hear the "E" word dropped daily around the office, but are we really putting what we hear into affect? A real commitment to ergonomics will boost your productivity, save you time, and keep you operating far more comfortably. Before you can fully commit to an ergonomic plan, you have to assess your personal workplace needs. Determine your areas of discomfort and move forward accordingly. As office comfort starts with the chair, consider an upgrade that will better support your key areas. Take things a step further by accessorizing your workspace. Ergonomic CPU holders and adjustable monitor arms will go a long way in your productivity quest. Once you've taken your work environment to the next level, spread the word. Help your teammates commit to ergonomics and your business will be all the better for it!
5.) Reduce Stress
Stress is another productivity killer that can be found around every corner if you're not careful. Stress at home can easily affect your work day and vice versa. So how do we combat such a ruthless foe? By staying focused on the tasks at hand and striving to create happy surroundings. Do your best to eliminate stress in the workplace by staying organized and ready to work. If you arrive at work each day to a messy workstation, it will be difficult to remain productive, but incredibly easy to get stressed out. In addition, take a few minutes each day to simply go outside and take a walk. Get some fresh air. You can't very well enjoy your work day if you're stressing behind the desk. Don't cram too many goals into a single day. Break up your week with effective planning and strategies designed to distribute the work load. If stress is still challenging you, consider talking to your family members, coworkers, or professionals about your issues. This mental and physical problem can be be beat. Stay positive, we know you can do it!
6.) Eat Healthy
The days of gorging on greasy burgers and fries at lunch are over. No more crawling back into your office chair groggy, over fed, and ready for an extended nap. It's time to start eating healthy! Plan your weekly meals with the help of the internet, coworkers, and friends, and family members. Ask for healthy meal ideas and find a wide variety of recipes you're actually interested in trying. The mental hurdles are the hardest part of committing to a healthy lunch routine. Don't convince yourself that the only healthy options are salads! There are simply too many tasty and healthy options out there that will have you feeling rejuvenated and energized when you return to work. A healthy eating routine will save you money, boost productivity, and have you feeling better about your self and your work day.
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