6 Science-Backed Ways to Make Your Office More Productive
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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.
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.
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.
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
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