Are you constantly looking for ways to improve the levels of efficiency and productivity of your office? If so, these five steps may help you get more from your team across a number of areas of the business.
1. If you find that your office struggles to meet deadlines or there’s a lack of inspiration ideas being brought to projects, introducing more meetings to the working week may help. Planning meetings will help your team to organise their time effectively and meet the deadlines that have been set. While brainstorming meetings could help to generate stronger, more successful ideas for your business and your client.
2. Where staff have access to the internet at work, it’s only natural some of their browsing will incorporate personal use. While this should be accepted in moderation, if you feel your trust is being taken advantage of and staff are spending too long on personal or social media websites, you may want to implement tougher limits or at least warn staff to improve their behaviour.
3. It may sound simple, but an office needs a lot of stationery in order to operate at its best. From plenty of A4 paper and inkjet cartridges to sellotape, post-it notes and pens, making sure your cupboard is well stocked will ensure your team have everything they need to perform their jobs fully.
4. By making sure your office is clean and tidy, you could benefit hugely in the long run. Cluttered desks lead to cluttered minds, so a tidy environment should therefore lead to increased clarity of mind to develop strong ideas and perform to a high standard.
5. If your IT was bought many, many years ago, then it may be starting to show signs of aging. Whether that means costly and inconvenient repairs or simply slow performance, it’s a fair bet that it is doing little for the efficiency and productivity of your workplace. While it can be expensive, by investing in newer equipment that is of a good standard, work may get done quicker and staff will feel motivated.
To help your meetings, why not invest in a white board? Likewise, why not include plenty of A4 paper on your order?