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Valuable Lessons Learned from Productivity Studies - nTask

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Remote Working Study: Behaviour Of Remote Workers

  • According to studies, 91 percent of employees that took part in the research, believed that Work From Home (WFH/Telecommuting) is more productive.
  • 41 percent liked the choice about the place and time of working.
  • Imposed WFH had a portion of employees feel less happy or valued at work.
  • WFH employees with shorter working hours spread on all seven working days were the happiest, as compared to others with typical or unusual working hours.
  • The study highlighted how flexibility is important as many employees have different preferences and home environments.

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Lighting At Work

Natural light has a direct effect on productivity and also reduces depression.

Poor lighting can affect an employee's mood and focus. Studies conducted by the Lighting Research Centre show that light has a strong influence on alertness, affecting the circadian clock of the employee as well.

Windows and daylight exposure has an increased positive impact, and a greater sense of health according to the Journal Of Clinical Sleep Medicine. It affects the mood of the employee, leading to more exercise and better rest.

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Office Temperature And Productivity

A number of studies on office temperature revealed that:

  1. The ideal working temperature should be 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cold temperatures increase feelings of sadness and loneliness.
  3. 20 percent of employees have argued with coworkers about the office temperature being too hot or too cold, with the same number also secretly changing the temperature.
  4. While 53 percent had low productivity with a cold office, 71 percent felt they were less productive with warm temperatures.
  5. Overheating shoots up the cost of cooling by about ten times.
  6. Not just the temperature, but the ventilation in the office contributes to the perception of comfort.

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Employee Wellbeing And Productivity

If an organization focuses on employee wellbeing, they report greater employee engagement, better retention, and less absenteeism.

Corporations that actively promote health and wellness programs see all-around benefits like a decrease in absenteeism, 25 percent better retention, and 47 percent better engagement of employees.

The factors that influence wellbeing include design and construction elements like comfortable furniture, thermal comfort, quality of air, lighting, daylight views, gym facility, food quality, and options for mental relaxation.

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Standing Desks At Work

A study showed that standing desks are beneficial for employee health, and increase productivity. Calling is more impactful while standing as opposed to sitting, with about a 53 percent better success rate.

Standing desks ensure better circulation and bring more oxygen to the brain, boosting mental clarity, provided the necessary precautions are taken and guidelines are provided.

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Physical Activity And Productivity

A study showed that employees with 150 minutes of physical activity a week had better work satisfaction, especially when they exercise before work.

Exercise, as expected, also results in less depression, and lowers job burnout.

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