At Cube Workspace we encourage the idea of flexible work space to boost office productivity.
Here are 5 tips to to help employees feel more productive at the office and how Cube Workspace areas have been designed to cater for these improvements.
Spaces that work for everyone
When it comes to designing an office layout, one size rarely fits all. Employees will often choose where to work in the office based on their task. Limiting employees to working only in an open office floor plan or only in a private, cubicle-style floor plan can squash productivity.
To solve this is to not toss out the open office concept altogether or ditch every cubicle but to rather make use of Cube Workspaces’ task-specific workspaces within the office that has been designed for different workstyles. For example, the canteen area will always be a magnet for discussion and collaboration. By introduction some bar-height tables and stools enable employees and companies to network.
For more private “secluded” work, like coding or examining spreadsheets, Cube Workspace has created meeting rooms for quiet focused tasks which are readily available to hire.
Breaks are a priority!
Taking a break can seem completely antithetical to tackling an endless to-do list, but if productivity is the goal, then breaks are an essential part of your day.
Studies have shown that we should be breaking once every hour at least. And while that might not be realistic for everyone, it’s important to keep in mind that after much more than an hour of focus, our brains simply cannot continue to treat the task at hand as important, meaning work quality goes down.
At Cube Workspace we have the “Chill-out” areas when you just need to step away. Calming music, readily healthy snacks or just a breath of fresh air can give you that break you need to increase your productivity.
Conference room scheduling is a must
We’ve all experienced the “conference room shuffle” at some point or another. Your meeting goes over by a few minutes and the next group is hovering outside wanting to get in for their meeting, so awkwardness ensues.
The matter gets even worse when the next team is delayed further by trying to figure out how to display their project on the big screen. Thankfully Cube Workspace has onsite IT department to assist with these matters along with a conference room scheduling system that can provide you peace of mind when booking the conference room.
The benefits of Cube Workspace conference scheduling system are twofold:
- There will be less indecision when it comes to passing off conference rooms, and those who need to kick out the previous occupant will feel less awkward.
- Meetings will start more efficiently with IT support at hand to connect to the TV and how to dial out for conference calls
Office climate for comfort
Cube Workspace have been making small tweaks to the environment of our office space which can have dramatic effects on productivity. Making sure the temperature, light, and yes sound of the office spaces is tailored to suit most people to make work feel less like work for your team.
Let’s break it down:
Temperature: Most experts agree that the optimal temperature for workplace productivity is between 21 and 22 degrees Celsius. At Cube Workspace we have air control systems to assist in temperature control and ultimately comfort for productivity.
Light: Sunlight can dramatically improve workers’ health and productivity. It is one of the most in-demand amenities tenants look for, yet too much light is a problem when it adds a glare to computer screens. Finding the right amount of light has been a problem plaguing the office world for years. Cube Workspace are on a mission to redirect plentiful office light. For offices that are just too dark. By installing some LED lights, the effects would mimic the effects of sunlight on the body.
Music: Not every playlist will suit everyone’s taste, but studies have found compelling data to support that music helps us work more efficiently by creating a more positive affect. Cube Workspace creates an ambient playlist to assist our clients in our workspaces.
Think outside the Cube
Employees who take meetings on the go are 8.5 percent more likely to be engaged at work than those who don’t. Walking meetings or “walk and talks” have become very popular among businesses
Despite the trendiness and numerous health benefits of getting out of the office from time to time, most employees still spend way too much time planted in front of their computers. So, rather than simply encouraging team members to get out of the office for meetings and private conversations, make use of the surrounding areas available at our Cube Workspaces. The next time you need to meet, or chat take your team members on walks instead of just booking a room. Often, these trends are implemented best when embraced from the top down.
Small updates to your workplace’s systems and environment can go a long way in boosting employee satisfaction and productivity. Taking these tips will assist your team with a haven of productivity to come to each day.