Increasing Productivity and Wellness at Your Workplaces: 5 Things to Do
(Asia Serviced Offices)
If you’ve noticed a general slump affecting employees around the office, it’s time to take some action and get them back on track. After all, they’re there to work and by boosting wellness and productivity they’ll be likely to get more done in better time.
While the idea of boosting the mood may seem easier said than done, there are several things you could try to create an uplifted environment. Here are just five of the top tips:
Update your office design
By freshening up your office design, you’ll be awakening the senses of your employees as they notice the changes around them.
To make things even more productive, you may want to try using brighter lighting, eye catching colors and simple yet functional furniture for a minimalist, non-distracting theme that still looks professional. You may also want to incorporate some motivational artwork to lift the mood even further.
Allow for a little fresh air
Giving your employees a short break in order to breathe a little fresh air will have them returning to work happier, more motivated and ready to take on the rest of the day. But why is that?
The human body needs to keep up its oxygen levels to ensure optimal energy and alertness of the brain. So if your employees aren’t getting enough fresh air, expect them to experience some downtime as the day goes on.
In addition to giving them a chance to get outside, why not install opening windows to allow a natural breeze to flow through the office?
Create a positive environment
Have you ever noticed that when you’re feeling a bit down or unhappy, you’re less motivated to take on serious or difficult tasks such as work?
That’s normal. We’re all affected by our emotions and sometimes your employees may be going through an unavoidable hard time.
To try to keep them feeling positive no matter what’s going on, ensure your work environment is a happy one. Treat your employees with kindness, don’t set unrealistic tasks that may resort to extra stress and ensure the workspace is kept clean and tidy to prevent workers becoming frustrated or flustered.
Keep your employees feeling included
If an employee feels that their job is meaningless or unimportant, they may feel even more unproductive. By including them in decisions around the office or asking them questions about their current projects, they’ll feel more included, resulting in a higher rate of job satisfaction.
Provide water and snacks
Staying hydrated is vital for a productive work life. The brain needs a significant amount of water to function correctly and stay alert so it’s important to drink water at regular intervals throughout the day.
Additionally, it can be hard to focus when you’re hungry, so ensure your employees have a set lunch break or the option to pick up a snack from a communal selection.
By ensuring your employees are happy and enjoy spending time in the office environment, you’re bound to notice a difference in the dedication and quality of their work. Give them a try and see if you agree!