For many people, work is a place where stress and frustration are high. Unfortunately, when stress occurs, it can often reduce workflow and productivity, which is not great for your company. Taking steps to make everything flows as smoothly as possible and stress is reduced will help keep your employees’ morale high, which will keep work quality high as well. Here are 4 ways to improve your business office to make the work grind easier on you and your employees:
A Collaborative Environment
Keeping open communication in your office is critical to not only work quality and ensuring that everything is done correctly, but also for the sake of you and your employees’ happiness and comfort in the office. Allow and encourage your employees to ask questions and offer input, and foster a social environment. When employees know how other employees do things at work, they are more likely to be able to work effectively and efficiently together. One way to foster a social environment in your office is to host social events outside of work for employees to get to know each other on a more personal level. This can be in the form of a holiday party, a group dinner, or anything else you think your work family would enjoy. The options are endless!
Have you ever been working on a project and get ready to print it out only to find out that your copier is out of commission? I know I have and it is one of the most frustrating things in the world. Copier and IT issues can be extremely frustrating and once you run into a specific issue, it seems like that issue continues to pop up, non-stop. This is why I always recommend finding a company that can help you solve those issues quickly and efficiently. One company that does this in New Jersey is Ameritechnology. They have nearly 60 years of combined experience servicing hundreds of customers and they are committed to the success of your business long after the machines are plugged in, so all of your potential IT issues can be fixed without you having to worry about them. Ameritechnology is your premier print-operations partner for leasing high-performing copiers and more. They provide a wide variety of services such as copier leasing, customized service contracts, printer fleet maintenance, office computer services, subscriptions for ink, toner, and other consumables, and more. The process that Ameritechnology takes on starts with a clear understanding of your office operations and network infrastructure. They ask the needed questions, make workflow recommendations, and create a customized plan that will simplify and optimize your current and future printing and computer support needs. Once they figure out your specific customized plan, they will go to work, making sure that your office has only the best, functioning technology and that it continues functioning for years to come.
Comfortable Work Furniture
Anyone who sits at a desk all day knows the damage it can cause: back pain, weight gain, muscle aches, boredom – the list goes on and on. Having comfortable work furniture in your office can be life changing! If your desk chair is older, invest in a new one with an adjustable base to sit at a comfortable height and padding in all the right places for those long hours of sitting. Something else to consider is a standing desk. Standing desks often times look like normal desks that you are able to sit at but allow you to raise them up so that you can work while standing and ditch the chair. It can be great for your blood flow, legs, and muscles! If you have no choice or choose a standard sitting desk, try to stand up and move around at least once an hour to stretch out those muscles and get your blood flowing.
When all else fails, sometimes a quick snack break can be all you need to clear your mind and get back to your work. Having healthy snacks and a coffee machine for that midday caffeine boost will help you and your employees feel more at home, relaxed, and valued. Try snacks like fruit, nuts, or veggie sticks to keep everyone healthy, happy, and full of energy. Who doesn’t love a good snack break?!