Long days at the office can seem endless and the work can sometimes drag on forever. If the days are starting to blend together, your work can start to fall behind. When you’re feeling tired or bored your performance levels certainly start slipping. Check out these great and simple ways to boost your productivity at the office and produce the best work possible!
- Keep Organized
Whether it is your physical desk, or your desktop, make sure everything is nice and tidy! Sometimes a cluttered work space can distract you and cause problems when you need to find a document or file. Take the time to clean up your physical work space and file certain documents according to importance. Next, move onto your computer. Make sure there are not too many files taking up room on your desktop- keep things clean and simple. Also, take the time to organize your email! An organized inbox is important for keeping on top of vital information and dates. Create folders in your inbox and categorize each email based on importance and relevance. We can also help with any internal speed issues or data cabling!
- Take a Break for Lunch
It’s common for employees to eat at their desk and just work through lunch, but this is not always the best way to get things done. Although taking the time to get up from your desk may interrupt the work flow a little, it’s very important to take the time to relax, eat and breathe. Walking away from your desk for a lunch break can improve your productivity in the long run. You will have more energy, and will not be as resentful of your workspace.
- Enforce Creativity
Many times we stray away from creativity in the workplace, especially if the environment is strict and already set in its ways. However, whether you believe it or not, creativity can be a vital part of an employee’s productivity. Things may be working well now, but trying something new once in a while can really pay off. Thinking outside the box sounds cliché but the rewards are worth it! There’s a variety of ways to get creative in the workplace, so try some out today!
- Reconsider meetings
Meetings take up a huge part of any employee’s or manager’s work day. Meetings can be productive, but most of the time they are more time-consuming than necessary. Instead of being so quick to book a meeting about every single little thing, think about if the conversation can be had over the phone, through a skype chat or over an email.
- Stay Hydrated
This may sound simple and not very profound, but water can be such an important factor in your productivity. When sitting at a desk all day, especially if it’s a busy day, we can easily forget to drink up. Although you may not feel thirsty or flushed, drinking at least two water bottles throughout the day will make you feel a whole lot better and keep you motivated to work harder!
Office productivity can also be improved by increasing the speed of your computers or changing the network. For more tips and advice give us a call today or check out our services!