No matter how much you improve the job growth and combat the levels of unemployment in the market, you will inevitably see the productivity levels fading away. This doesn’t come as a surprise. And just because it is fading, doesn’t mean that your office has to be impacted by the same. You can always strive and thrive to bring those levels up to the paramount by following ways.
- Establish an active workplace
Many companies prefer to be equipped with all necessary ergonomics in their workspaces. It is claimed that more than 40 percent of injuries happen at work and these are mainly sprains and strains. When you sit at a desk all day, know that it is bad for your health. You need to make your workplace active by moving people around so that their spines don’t become affixed to the curve of their chairs, let them move to the best space for a specific project they are working on and make sure that they are no longer affixed to the cubicle walls. Stand up desk and memory foam mats need to be installed in the workplace to render it active.
- Offer them an energy boost
You might notice your employees slumping at their desks after their morning coffee. This is because they need some fresh snacks after eating cheeseburgers for lunch. So, stock up your pantry with fruits, granola bars, nuts, and other foods to cater to their cravings and providing them an energy boost.
- Reward what you want more of
Many companies prefer gamification or leaderboards to motivate their employees in order to increase their response to increased competition and that’s alright. However, no matter how competitive your employees are, notice how leaders tend to reward and punish their behaviors. What you are rewarding may backfire. Hence, enforce such habits and actions that you want to see among your teammates. Reward the ones you want with promotions, bonuses and other forms of acknowledgements. This is because punishments are more effective than rewards when it comes to discouraging the impulsiveness. Never promote people who are selfish and never reward their behavior for minor appraisals like awards or companywide emails.
- Offer professional development
The employees who shine the most are motivated by golden chances to shine more brightly. This tends to boost the retention of those employees. Enhanced skills and longevity with your company is a huge win-win! You don’t need to spend a fortune on offering professional development, you can hand pick specific employees who are the most beneficial and offer these development opportunities as a reward. Then, on an annual basis, you can rotate these opportunities to different employees. This tends to boost the productivity levels of a workplace.