People often turn to time management techniques, routines, and apps for answers when talking about productivity. But while all that can help professionals get more done in less time, the physical spaces we work in can have just as much of an impact on our performance!
Discover how simple office design and maintenance tips can leave a positive and lasting impact to you and your employees’ performance.
Creating a more collaborative environment that fosters friendships is doable even for smaller offices.
Here are some suggestions:
- Do away with the single-occupancy cubicles and replace them with desks that can accommodate two or more people.
- Adding generic areas where people can come in to catch a breather and think in the presence of co-workers is a good idea. Just make sure you put these areas away from noisy and high-traffic locations like the stairs and restrooms.
- Have a designated dining area to encourage your staff to take real breaks and have casual conversations instead of taking lunch at their desks.
- And to help workers capture their ideas, place whiteboards around the office and give out post-it notes.