5 Tips To Improve Work Environment For Employee Productivity And Growth

By Shatavisha Chakravorty

As an employer, you pay a particular person a definite sum of money every month for working for your company. In lieu of that, you expect them to complete the tasks allotted to them with maximum efficiency. The amount of work that you can extract out of your employees in the given period will determine how well your organisation will function.

In this article, we shall discuss 5 such tips and tricks which will improve the productivity of your workplace by bringing about the growth of the employees. Read on to know more about the same.

5 Tips To Improve Employee Productivity


1. Decreasing Management Toxicity

The first step here is to bring down the management toxicity and later, if possible, remove it completely. Make sure that the management is accessible to the employees for any queries that they may have. In this context, it will be wise to encourage the concept of open offices as that is what encourages maximum communication between the colleagues.

Further, do not try to interfere in the day-to-day working of your employees. That type of micromanagement will not lead to any good. Rather focus on encouraging your employees to take up responsibilities and getting the job done. That will help keep a check on the management toxicity and bring out better productivity.

2. Physical Changes

The physical environment of a workplace has a major say in its overall work environment. By encouraging the use of dual monitors, companies ensure easy navigation from one task to another for its employees. This ensures that more work can be done simultaneously which naturally increases the productivity.

On a similar note, one of the most important ways of highlighting tasks and reminders for the team would be by using the whiteboard. The purpose of the whiteboard is varied. From brainstorming as a team to listing out daily tasks and upcoming events, whiteboards bring about a more visual representation of how the entire work will flow and this allows for the same to be executed in a more visual fashion.

Also, by encouraging employees to listen to music while doing their job, better focus can be achieved and as a result, the employees will be able to complete the task that is allotted to them with relative ease.

3. Encouraging A Healthy Work-Life Balance

As an employer, if you want maximum productivity from your team, ensure that they do not work during the weekends (or their week-offs). It has been scientifically proven that in order to function to the best of one's abilities, the human mind needs to renew its energy every 90 minutes.

Hence, for the betterment of all, you must encourage your team to take breaks every 90 minutes. During the break, they should not spend times at their desk. This is because doing so will make the person get stressed about the pending work in front of them.

You must encourage your employees to walk up to the company's lobby, break room or merely go outside and get some fresh air before returning to their desks. Simple gestures like this will go a long way in ensuring the team's overall productivity.

4. Stay Hydrated

This is the easiest way to increase the productivity of your employees. Research has shown that staying hydrated will not just provide an instant energy boost but also helps in the reduction of fatigue and fighting stress. By strengthening the immune system, it plays a major role in the reduction of headaches.

Thus, one of the easiest ways to increase the productivity of the team would be by ensuring that the entire team stays hydrated throughout the working hours. As an employer (or a manager), make it a point to ensure that you install water dispensers within the reach of your employees.

By ensuring that they do not have to walk a distance to grab that water, you are ensuring that they drink water more often and as a result, the overall productivity of the team will escalate by leaps and bounds.

5. Nurture Positivity

We understand that you must have had some ideas about how you want to get a certain task done. However, if one of your employees is doing that differently, do not confront them. Only if you are willing to compromise on how to get things done will you be nurturing creativity in your team.

As most of us are well aware, creativity is the mother of productivity. Further, it is important that you encourage communication amongst your teammates. Only when the boundaries of experience, preference and designation are broken will the team be able to function to the best of its abilities.

Further, in case something does go wrong, do not blame a particular individual for their actions. Instead, try to focus on how you can collectively work as a team to get the issue rectified.

Thus, by now you must have realised that the only key to achieving maximum productivity out of your teammates will be by leading through example. In such a situation, the aforementioned tips will help you to get a grip of the situation and ensure that success follows your way.

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