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5 Features that Will Improve Productivity at the Office

by Emma L. Business consultant

If you take a closer look at companies like Google and Apple, you’ll see that their offices are full of happy and productive employees. But what is it that makes everyone enjoy these companies so much. The answer lies in careful design. By this we mean they use certain features that are guaranteed to help their employees get more work done and enjoy their time in the office. So, if you’re running your own business, you might want to think about doing the same. And if you don’t know where to start, here are 5 features you simply can’t go wrong with.


Breakroom

You simply can’t expect from your employees to work 8 hours and remain productive without taking breaks. But if they take a break and keep staring at the screen, the break won’t be effective. That’s why you need to think about designing a breakroom for your employees where they’ll be able to go for a rest, chat with their co-workers and have snacks. When designing your breakroom, you need to make sure you incorporate design elements that’ll help them relax. This means you’ll need to get things such as comfy sofas and big-screen TV.

Large windows

Natural light is known to make people more productive. That said, you’ll probably want to make sure your office has as many windows as possible. What’s so great about these is that they’ll help your employees get more work done and lower your electricity bill while doing so. You might believe that a view to the street may be a distraction but studies have shown that a nice view reduces stress and increases productivity. However, you also need to have quality indoor lighting options, and as most Australian entrepreneurs know, sunlight at times isn’t enough. So opting to browse through lighting stores in Sydney to find the perfect office lighting options is always a smart move.

Bike rack

You might not believe it but a bike rack has the power to make your employees get more work done. By putting a bike rack in your company’s hallway, you’ll be encouraging your employees to take their bike to the office instead of driving to it. This means they’ll get all the exercise they need which is an important aspect of being productive. On top of this, they’ll use less gas on commuting which is a big plus when it comes to preserving the environment. And knowing that they’ve done something good for the community can also have a positive impact on your employees’ productivity level.


Water cooler

Staying hydrated is extremely important when you’re trying to be productive. Therefore, you’ll definitely want to consider the idea of introducing a water cooler into your office. This will not only encourage your employees to stay hydrated but it’ll also help them ditch coffee and sugary drinks. Even though we all tend to drink these when trying to be productive, water is the best option out there. We recommend not getting plastic cups and using real glasses instead. This will make your office greener which is definitely a big plus.

Air conditioning

Working in an overheated office is guaranteed to hurt your employees’ productivity. This is why most Australian companies decide to get air conditioning systems for their offices and you’ll probably want to do the same. Another important thing to mention is that an air conditioner will keep your employees healthy, which will result in reduced sick leave.

With these 5 features, your office will keep your employees as productive as possible. Just remember that there are new office design trends emerging every day and you’ll need to keep an eye on them if you want to keep improving the productivity at the office.



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About Emma L. Advanced Pro  Business consultant

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Joined APSense since, February 18th, 2016, From Sydney, Australia.

Created on Feb 15th 2019 02:44. Viewed 223 times.

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