Nothing can kill a team’s productivity quite like a workspace full of clutter and distractions. When your team spends hours upon hours at their desks each day, even the little things can hinder overall productivity – and even your team’s wellbeing. That’s why the experts at Prescott HR are sharing a few helpful tips to seat your workplace up for productivity. Keep reading to learn more!
This may surprise you, but good lighting is essential to a productive workspace. In fact, studies have shown that good lighting can improve your work output, as well as your overall health. And natural lighting is best of all. If it’s possible, situate your desk in a position that gets the most possible natural light, like from a window or skylight. If natural light is not an option, there are many lamps on the market that simulate daylight. Speaking of light, you also want to make sure that your desk does not have too much light, which can cause a glare on your computer screen.
The Right Chair
If you think about it, we typically spend an eight-hour workday sitting in a chair. That’s more than a third of your entire day! You deserve a nice chair to work in. Make sure that your chair is set to the right height above your desk, so you’re not straining or leaning too much in it. The right chair should offer proper lumbar and seat depth support, so you can keep your body as healthy as possible during the day.
Declutter Your Space
This step is so important! You will be hard-pressed to stay productive if your desk is filled with distracting items, like piles of papers, stacks of folders, etc. We recommend taking ten minutes at the end of each week to organize your desk for the work week ahead. File or store all paperwork in a place that is not the surface of your desk and wipe down your space with a disinfectant. You will thank yourself on Monday when you walk into a clean and organized workspace, ready to start a new week.
Get a Houseplant
Houseplants have a surprising amount of benefits for increased productivity and overall health. Not only will adding a plant to your desk help create a pop of natural color, but houseplants have been shown to decrease anxiety and stress. Make sure that you select the right plant for your desk, especially if you work in an area without a lot of natural light.
Work with Prescott HR
Does your organization need help creating more productive workspaces? Hire the experts at Prescott HR to help you. Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization get more productive. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with exactly what you need. Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.