Simple Steps to Increase Workplace Productivity

The office was created speifically to increase efficiency and streamline workflow. Therefore, no matter how your business operates, there are always ways to improve upon the processes to achieve a higher rate of productivity from each employee. As productivity goes, every minute is money!

Every productivity expert is a detail oriented learner in both math and sales. Office managers are very aware that saving even a few minutes in a worker's day can add up significantly over the course of a year. Also, if you multiply that figure by every worker in the company, it will easily add up to saving the company weeks of salary. Here are a few simple steps your company can take to accelerate productivity.

Study Your Existing Workflows
It's not possible to know what to improve upon if you're not familiar with your current processes. By taking time to study your company's processes, you will begin to see several productivity issues. You can do this by speaking to the workers in the 'trenches'. They will be able to descriptively identify what stailmates are holding them from getting work done. Be sure to talk to as many employees as you can. As you begin to compile first-hand accounts of productivity shortfalls, you should start to notice patterns that you can solve.

In fact, there's a scientific method used to increase office productivity called Scientific Management. This field of study dates back to before computers were the norm. As reported by The Secret Life of Machines, "Techniques included taking time lapse photos of office workers with flashing light bulbs tied to their heads and hands to trace their movements. The idea was to eliminate 'wasted motion' and find 'the one best way' for every job."

Customize the Workplace Around Employee Needs
When it comes to workspaces, it's impossible to implement a one-size-fits-all model. People have different personalities that require different environments to maximize productivity. For example, going with an office designed with all cubicles or an open office that's one big room will isolate people with certain personality tendencies that don't fit the environment. Perhaps a mix of both models will work best to accommodate workers' different personalities. Designing the layout of your workspace will work best if you talk to your staff and better understand their needs. Getting to know your employees will help you to determine the introvert-to-extrovert ratio. For accurate results, you can have every employee take a personality test.

Invest in Technology Productivity Solutions
After talking with your team about workflows, you may discover that many of their pain points relate to technology. Integral Networks can improve your current IT infrastructure and help equip your business with the latest in productivity technology. With the implementation of solutions like cloud computing that give workers the ability to collaborate on projects in real-time, and content filtering which allows you to block time-wasting websites, you will get back those precious minutes from being wasted on a poor workflow.

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