Business

Working environment can have a truly monumental effect on employees engagement, motivation and productivity. It may be one of the last things you think about when you’re trying to boost your employees success, but it should be at the forefront of your mind. There are numerous factors that can alter the way employees feel in their working environment, and Intuit Quickbooks have provided this lengthy infographic on their top tips on how to improve working environment for success!

Temperature:

  • Peak temperature is between 20 and 22 degrees!
  • Productivity can reduce by 10% from an office having an uncomfortable temperature.
  • 33% of workers would say that temperature is the main problem in their workplace.

Daylight and view:

  • Workers with the best views tend to work  10-16% better than those without a good view.
  • Interestingly, lighting in the workplace had very little effect on the productivity of the workers.
  • Try and provide nice views and chances to work outside for your employees, you’ll see a boost in productivity.

Environment and pollutants:

  • Surprisingly, your environment and objects in your office can have a large effect on employees motivation.
  • A study found that removing old fashioned computer monitors from the environment increased productivity by 16%.
  • A well ventilated office can also boost productivity.

Noise

  • 30% of employees are distracted by the noise their colleagues make.
  • Men are affected by noise more so than women.
  • Employers should allow colleagues to wear headphones to block out distractions.

Tools:

  • Dual screen desk set-ups makes a difference. They can boost productivity up to 50%!
  • Studies found that giving employees a laptop so they can work flexibly improved productivity dramatically.
  • 69% of people agree that cloud computing has increased their productivity dramatically.

Culture:

  • 81% of companies felt that those without a high-performance culture would never go onto great things.
  • Employers should consider how employees feel about their jobs.
  • Employee and peer culture is also an important thing to nurture.

Social media:

  • 53% of workers waste at least an hour a day on social media according to a study.
  • However, an alternative study suggested social media enhanced collaboration.
  • Carefully consider your approach to social media, as you don’t want to ban it entirely, but you do want to monitor your employees time on it.

Time:

  • You should remember that everyone has their own time for optimum productivity, and it will vary between employees.
  • Did you know that productivity drops an average 20% during summer?
  • Productivity is typically at its highest at 11am and drops off at 2pm.

RELATED: What Office Design is Best for Creating a Happy and Productive Workforce?

Environment-for-success FINAL


About Ruby Lowe

Ruby is a Senior Account Executive at Link Humans in London.

Get weekly recruiting and career tips direct to your inbox!

Load Comments