The start of the new year is the perfect time to make some resolutions that can boost productivity at work. These changes don’t have to be drastic in order to be effective.
Simply making a few tweaks here and there can help inspire and motivate your team so the new year can be one of the best. The one thing that you have to do to ensure the new year resolutions are effective is to get everyone on board. Here are 5 easy and healthy ways to get a fresh perspective on how to enhance productivity at work.
- Give the workspace new life.
If the office is cluttered and disorganized it can be negatively impacting employee productivity.
The design of the workspace will have an effect on employee mood, health and productivity, and the new year is the perfect time to come up with ways to freshen it up.
It can be something as simple as rearranging the desks to create a better flow or a fresh coat of paint on the walls. An organizational expert can also come up with some creative suggestions.
- Design an acknowledgement board.
One of the most effective ways to inspire employee loyalty and boost productivity is to recognize hard work and exceptional achievements. Creating a colorful acknowledgement board for employees to see is a great way to accomplish this, and it is also cost effective.
You can even allow employees to post their achievements outside of work to encourage bonding and team building.
- Offer in-house yoga or exercise classes. (or at a gym/studio)
Providing yoga classes or encouraging exercise as a group is a great way to keep employees happy and healthy. It can be an effective stress reliever, along with helping to build cross-team relationships. Some companies have the space to provide in-house exercise and yoga classes, while others offer memberships to a studio or gym for their employees. It can even be a scheduled weekly walk around the area, the important thing is that employees are getting are a break from work related stress.
- Provide a safe way for employees to discuss workplace frustrations.
No workplace is immune to the occasional problems, and it is important that employees have a safe place and way to discuss their frustrations. For them to feel like they are a valued part of the team they need to feel like their voice is being heard. It also presents management with the opportunity to learn from and correct the issue in a way that is beneficial for everyone.
- Start a new workplace tradition.
Starting a new workplace tradition is a fun and easy way to build team loyalty and spirit. It can be anything from a monthly potluck to a small reward for having the cutest pet photo for the quarter.
Just by implementing some of these or your own ideas in the workplace can dramatically improve productivity.
It places the focus on employees and their relationships, which in turn builds team loyalty and spirit. When employees function well together, businesses almost always benefit from improved productivity.