5 Productivity Tips for Small Business Owners

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You get back to your desk after lunch and your mind goes blank for what you should get on with next. When you feel tired or have a mind block, many people think they’ve just not had enough sleep or ate too much food for lunch. Those things can be true and a caffeine fix is often talked about as being the solution. However here are 5 top tips that could really make the difference to increase productivity.

Get the air right in your office – Employees are most productive when they are comfortable. Hot weather can make work environments unbearable. By using Mesh Back Chairs gives you great built in ventilation and enables airflow along an employee’s back. Fully upholstered chairs trap heat coming off your body and cause discomfort

The Enjoy Mesh Chair - Mesh is used both on the back and seat of the chair to offer fantastic air flow and comfort for the user.
The Enjoy Mesh Chair – Mesh is used both on the back and seat of the chair to offer fantastic air flow and comfort for the user.

 

Noise Reduction – Research reports that workers exposed to noise were under higher levels of stress. Office noise can develop negative moods and the inability to concentrate. Bevlan Office Interiors supply an amazing acoustic system which has won the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2014 awarded by Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design.

Stilly Acoustic System
Stilly Acoustic Systemeffectively absorbs sound and significantly improves acoustics.

 

Comfort & SafetyErgonomics are a real issue in today’s. When a worker is comfortable in their sit they are much more producive. There is less figiting to adjust position and more work activity. It is a fact that when employees sit up stright and type, they actually think more clearly than an employee who slumps over their keyboard.

High back task chair with independent seat & back mechanism, ratchet back height adjustment, height adjustable arms, inflatable lumbar support & seat slide. Black base. Upholstered in Omega Plus Onyx (Black) fabric.
High back task chair with independent seat & back mechanism, ratchet back height adjustment, height adjustable arms, inflatable lumbar support & seat slide. Black base. Upholstered in Omega Plus Onyx (Black) fabric.

 

Colours Count – It’s been long researched that colours can influence the way you feel and in turn affect the way you work. When decorating your office, keep this in mind. You can also bring an injection of colour into your office spce by the funriture you choose.A collection of our installations using colours to create a productive workplace.

A collection of our installations using colours to create a productive workplace.
A collection of our installations using colours to create a productive workplace.

 

Bite the Bullet – Get simple tasks done straight away. If something comes along which will take less than 5 minutes, get it out of the way first so you don’t get a build up of little tasks which play on your mind while you are doing your longer tasks.You can look for apps and tools that can help you complete taks more efficiently and stay organised. We suggest Workflowy for jotting down your to do lists.

 

If you need any more tips on how to create a productive work environment, please get in touch to talk to one of our ergonomic experts or office space designers.