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6 Science-Backed Ways to Make Your Office More Productive

6 Science-Backed Ways to Make Your Office More Productive

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6 Science-Backed Ways to Make Your Office More Productive

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Introduce some greenery

One study found that workers in spaces with plants showed a 15 % higher productivity compared to those in plainer surroundings. 

Live plants also promote healthier indoor air, which research has shown has some effect on cognitive functioning in the workplace.

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Creating motivation and making your team feel appreciated is a critical part of long-term productivity.

Encourage your team to keep gratitude journals - writing down a couple of sentences about what you are currently grateful for a couple of times a week. This practice improves productivity by increasing happiness.

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If people can't focus on their work, they are less effective in areas like collaboration and learning, and they are less likely to be satisfied with their jobs.

Workplaces with a balance between individual focus and collaboration are more innovative, creative and encouraging.

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Let the sunshine in

  • Switch to softer, more-natural-toned bulbs instead of halogens.
  • LED lighting also may be more ideal for alertness and performance compared to fluorescent bulbs.
  • Lensed-uplit conditions are preferable to the more common overhead downlighting, resulting in less eye strain and higher productivity. 
  • Taking breaks outdoors when possible also provides sunshine boosts during the day.

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Temperatures from 68 F to 77 F seem to improve productivity.

Try chatting with your staff to get an idea of what makes them comfortable since factors like windows and vent placement also play a role.

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Short breaks result in greater productivity and accuracy, especially with repetitive work. 

For computer-based employees, frequent rest breaks also help reduce eye strain and physical discomfort

  • The most productive people work "with a purpose" for an average of 52 minutes straight followed by 17-minute breaks. 
  • Another method is the Pomodoro Technique, which involves focusing for 25 minutes followed by a five-minute break. Longer breaks are included after several cycles,
  • During your breaks, try listening to music, stretch, socialize or take a power nap. 

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