Productivity is extremely important for small businesses. With little room for error or wasted time, business owners need to ensure their employees are always functioning at a high level. Believe it or not, the design of your business’s workplace dramatically affects your employees’ productivity. An article in Entrepreneur Magazine explains that employees are more productive while they are working in an environment that fits their needs and the needs of the company. Workplace design plays a large role in creating this environment. The article recommend that businesses take three steps to improve this environment and create more productive workspaces:
1. Decide how you will measure the productivity of your workspace
2. Consider modular arrangements
3. Build in employee choice
Here’s a short excerpt from the article:
A company’s productivity is closely linked to its environment and its team members, with workplace design playing a powerful role in uniting the two, ultimately helping or hindering staff productivity. Once you determine what metrics you will measure to chart that goal, you can develop any number of spaces (from small shared offices to large open floors with comfortable, communal seating) that foster collaboration, creativity and the achievement of your goals.
Read the full article in Entrepreneur with more details on all three of these steps and check Secplicity here in the future for more posts to help you run your small businesses more effectively.