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4 Tips to Help Improve Productivity in the Office

Below are 4 tips to help you improve productivity:

Office Furniture

Believe it or not but your office furniture can have an impact on productivity (or lack of – laying on the couch or in bed for most people does not assist with their productivity levels).

There are a couple of things to consider here.

For starters, you’ll want to take into account comfort. If furniture is uncomfortable, you will be less productive. Flip things around and with comfortable furniture, you will start to become more productive.

Scour the web for good examples of office furniture to encourage productivity. I’m sure you’ll be able to see what makes the perfect office chair and desk to have in your office. Always remember to test out the chairs and desk to make sure they are suitable. Just because they look pretty and stylish they might not be comfortable for long periods of sitting.

The second thing to consider is the positioning of furniture. If more then one person working in your office you will have to ensure everyone is not positioned right up close to each other, they won’t be productive. You need to position desks so that people have enough personal space. Also, consider getting desks with divider screens, so employees aren’t distracted looking at one another all day!

Ensure the set up of the desk and the height of the desk are suitable for the person using it.

Take Regular Breaks

Many people think to be productive you need to work every second of every day. So, they spend the entire working day doing work. They make sure they have minimal breaks so they can get as much work done as possible. It makes sense, the more time you spend working, the more work you do, right? Wrong. Working too much can actually lead you to be less productive.

It’s important that you and your employees take regular breaks throughout the day. Having a 10-minute break will let people recharge and be ready to go again. By not having breaks, people will get tired out. They may be working all day, but won’t get a lot of work done because they’re running on empty. If you want your business to be productive, you need to start taking breaks throughout the day.

Training

Another way you can increase business productivity is to train your staff. Organise special training days where you can share some of your knowledge with your team. You can give them information on how to do certain aspects of their job. You’ll train them to be better at what they do.

By training your staff, you’re getting a more productive set of employees. You’ll now have people that know exactly what they need to do, and how to do it. Every task they complete will be better than it was prior to training.

Ensuring you are getting training to help you achieve your tasks more productively – for example – if a blog image takes you 2 hours to complete look at outsourcing or take a course on how to use Canva or Picmonkey to make your image creation quicker.

Set Deadlines

Setting deadlines is a great way to improve productivity. If there aren’t any deadlines set, no one has anything to work towards. There isn’t going to be a sense of urgency to complete tasks. But, when you set deadlines, you give people something to aim for. They now know that they’ve got to complete a task within a certain time frame. So, they work to get it done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

You can set monthly deadlines, weekly deadlines, or even daily deadlines!

Setting a deadline can speed up your workforce and lead to a more productive business.

Office Desk Screens

Office desk screens are suitable for most office desks and offer a degree of privacy whilst working and help improve office acoustics.  Office screens allow employees to be more focused on their work by helping to cut out colleague’s distracting and irritating telephone or computer sounds.  Straight Office Desk Screen

Offering a variety of designs and styles and with a range of fabrics available.  Desk screens can be upholstered using various fabric colurs to suit the office environment or company colours.

Here at Relax Office Furniture we have our basic range of stocked ‘Essentials’ screens which are available in either blue or charcoal fabric., in sizes from 800mm wide to 1800mm wide and either as a straight scren or wave screen.  We then have the Inca, Dominator range which can be upholstered in a large range of fabrics.  Our standard pricing includes the Camira Cara and Bradbury Screen 66 ranges of fabrics, however many other fabric ranges are also available andDominator Straight Desk Screensure to have the colour to match with your office requirements.  The Dominator range is also available as a straight or wave screen ranging from 800mm wide to a huge 2200mm wide screen.  Various edging options are available including a fabric edge or PVC in either silver, dark grey, black of white.  Screens can also be linked together or in a four configuration across a group of desks.

Desk screens are fixed to the desk top using a clamp style bracket and can fit various thicknesses of desks.

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