5 Proven Ways to Improve Productivity in an Organization

Workplace productivity has been a hot topic for discussion across cultures and times. Thanks to the rapid growth of technology, the solutions have drastically shifted over the years, and workplace productivity can be achieved by various means. 

Combining a mix of emerging practices and behaviors may be the perfect way to increase productivity in your organization.

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Every organization wants to achieve peak performance. After all, when a company is productive, profitability goes up, the cost of production decreases, and it can serve its clientele much better. Simple changes to habits and work routines can drastically improve an organization’s productivity and, ultimately, their work efficiency.

With that said, below are five proven ways organizations can improve their workplace productivity.

1. Encourage Regular Breaks

Don’t be the boss who treats their employees as faceless robots, running on perpetual energy, and whose sole job is to clock in and out. Employees experience fatigue, and working for long hours without breaks can cause burnout. 

Ask anyone who’s constantly going at it in the office what “no breaks feel like,” and they’ll tell you something along the lines of “miserable and unmotivated.”

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Employees should be allowed to take regular breaks. This has been proven to do wonders for their productivity. Frequent breaks will also allow them to recharge and have a positive, energetic attitude towards work. 

They may even come up with some of the best ideas your organization has had in a while when they take a short walk to clear their minds. So, do the right thing as an employer, and allow them to recuperate. You’ll soon begin to see a steady rise in productivity.

2. Organize Regular Treks and Expeditions

Planning & managing a trek expedition is a rigorous activity where working as a team is an inbuilt feature. Without a group effort, the activity cannot be successful. Organizing a trek by itself forces you to naturally depend on one another which helps create tight-knit and high-performance teams.

There are so many expeditions that you can go for like the Mount Everest expedition. The cost to climb Mount Everest is not much if you are going with a large number of employees.

3. Avoid Personal Distractions

Social media is addictive, and the urge to check our social media platforms from time to time is expected, even during work hours. You should, however, try and limit these distractions as they can easily consume too much of the time that should go into work duties. 

Another similar distraction is personal phone calls. They also reduce an organization’s productivity drastically.

Banning cell phones and social media at work wouldn’t be practical. A better way is to tell your employees to check their social media and take personal calls during their breaks instead. This way, you don’t restrict their privacy or freedom, which may do more harm than good.

4. Create an Efficient Work Environment

The work environment for your employees should be efficient enough to boost office productivity. Your work environment can be split into physical and psychological environments. 

Usually, employees who are satisfied with their physical working environment are likely to be more productive than those who aren’t. As such, you should make your physical working environment clean, comfortable, and appealing.

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The employees’ physical needs should be met to love working there. For instance, is there a place for them to store their lunch? Can they easily access water or use the restroom? Do the available office equipment and systems work efficiently and make it easier for employees to be productive?

On the other hand, the psychological environment refers to your employee’s relation to the office and their general feelings toward working for the organization. Do they have a genuine sense of connection at work with their colleagues? 

Do employees work together for the greater good of the company? If the psychological environment doesn’t suit your employees’ needs, it may be hard for them to be efficient and effective, and workplace productivity may fall.

5. Recognize and Reward Your Employees

As an employer, you should recognize and reward your employees anytime they do a great job. This will do wonders for their work morale and make them work even harder. Continuous motivation and rewarding your team will give them a sense of fulfillment and inspire the rest to improve their productivity.

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You can accomplish this in multiple ways, and the most common methods will be to rank top employees and crown the best employee of the month. Use incentives such as bonuses and pay rises as rewards. A personal gift will also do the trick.

Conclusion

Employees who are happy and motivated are the secret to the success of any business. They’ll be more productive and work towards achieving the company goals. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of you.

LUXAFOR HELPS PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE THEIR GREATEST PRODUCTIVITY LEVELS WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF OFFICE PRODUCTS. LET’S BE PRODUCTIVE TOGETHER!

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