ExecutiveChronicles | 5 Tips For A More Efficient Workplace | Having a business is never a simple thing. Office politics, equipment failure, and missed deadlines are always part of the deal. Don’t let that get you down though, having a business also gives you the single-greatest opportunity to do something meaningful with your time.
Having a job is one thing, it’s the 9 to 5 grind that we all know and hate. Having a business is so much more than that. Your job is never done as a business owner and all you can hope to achieve is a work-life balance – but it is so worth it.
If your workplace needs help with being more efficient, you have come to the right place. Below are 5 freakishly simple ways to get more from your workplace and workforce.
The number one cause of employee frustration is almost always faulty or old equipment. Not only does a dodgy printer make your staff see red, but it will also create delays and those delays will always have a domino effect.
Upgrade your old equipment and buy your employees the tools they need to perform at their best. That will save them time and increase their efficiency at the same time.
Yes, employees get salaries. Are they enough, though? Probably not. Most employees are not giving you their best because they don’t feel like they are being compensated enough for it.
After the pandemic, across the board increases may not be on the cards for your company – but certain perks can be. Consider providing light lunches for your employees – that will save them time and money, and they’ll show their gratitude in the form of hard work.
Stale, gross office furniture needs to be a thing of the past! There is nothing worse than walking into a room and seeing the same old-fashioned furniture that was there when you started at the company a decade ago.
Invest in the aesthetic value of your office, and buy office furniture that is both pleasing to the eye and the spine.
So many studies have shown that the amount of ventilation in the office is critical to the health and wellness of your employees. Better ventilation, particularly during a global pandemic, reduces sick symptoms and cuts absenteeism.
If the windows in your office are sealed, now is the perfect time to change that. Crack a few windows open as the warm weather approaches and watch what a difference it will make to your office’s overall productivity levels.
Flexi-schedules and flexitime need to be words that you, as a leader, are familiar with. If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that family comes first. Give your employees the benefit of the doubt on this one, if they prove you wrong then revoke these privileges on a case-by-case basis.
Most of your employees will show a boost in productivity and efficiency, which is simply down to them being happier individuals. When you remove the stress from the shoulders of your staff, you’ll be amazed at what they can achieve.