With 89% of employees admitting to wasting time at work, it’s clear that more needs to be done to help employees stay focused and motivated when they’re in the office. Below, we’ve put together seven ways in which you can do so.
Put on your headphones
Not only do headphones let you listen to your favourite music or podcasts while you work, but they also show colleagues that you’re preoccupied – and drown out their sounds when you want to focus on an important business document.
Get colleagues involved
If you’re seriously concerned about productivity and motivation within your workplace, consider enforcing ‘quiet hours’ where all employees have to sit at their desks and work – without the unnecessary chit chat or snacking sessions. Although such practice sounds like something more likely to be encouraged at school, it can be a useful exercise and help all of your employees focus on what’s important – working hard.
Caffeine is your friend
While we’re not suggesting overdosing on caffeine, a coffee or energy drink can often give you a boost when you’re struggling to concentrate. According to some reports, drinking coffee could even reduce your chances of type-2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, so treating yourself to a cup or two throughout the day can give you an added health boost.
Organise your working space
A tidy desk is a tidy mind, so take a few minutes at the end of your working day to organise your space. Consider storage boxes, use your drawers and make the most out of communal storage spaces – the more free space you have at your desk, the easier it will be to buckle down and focus on the day’s tasks.
Make your working space more attractive
Influences like smells, colours and temperature can affect your focus and your motivation, so spend some time making office upgrades that improve everyone’s working conditions. A lick of paint, an air filter and a scented candle can transform your office and help you focus.
Write a list
If you struggle to keep on top of your workload, you may want to organise your time with a to-do list or schedule. Not only will writing out your tasks allow you to prioritise what’s important, but it will also help you manage your time more effectively.
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There you have it – just some of the ways in which you can stay focused and motivated through the working week. By removing pain points and putting more focus on your working environment, you’ll be more productive, happier and ready to excel.