A key gripe of so many people who work in offices is that they find the workplace unproductive due to a lack of organisation.
Well to that I say, I hear ya!
I had been working in an office where the level of disorganization was frankly driving me up the wall. It got to the point where the craziness was actually the catalyst for me quitting my job and
to pursue my on-the-side business full time.
That was four years ago and I am happy to say that I have just opened up my second serviced office in south-east Asia and my fifth worldwide.
And really, it’s been a great journey so far.
A key thing that I always value in my offices – and I have to say, I do credit this with a bit of my success – is that I always ensure that the office spaces are organised and well structured. I have seen the mess that a poorly organised office can make, and it’s not pretty. For more on serviced offices follow this link – http://www.servcorp.co.th/en/serviced-offices/.
I completely think that serviced offices are the best way to go if you value productivity.
So whether you’re starting a business or just looking to improve your current one, I want to show you how to increase productivity with office organisation.
Let’s take a look.
Put the Focus on the Staff
When you go in and change things around in your offices it can be a bit of a shock to the system for your staff.
Often, people are accustomed to things being a certain way and it can be a bit confronting for people to have to change and get used to a different way of doing things.
With this in mind, make sure that you think about the impact that any changes will make, and then also outline what the purpose of the changes are, so that people know that you’re not just moving things around for the sake of it or imposing new rules just ‘cos.
You want an increase in productivity to be the key benefit that comes from organizing your office better, so be sure to enforce this throughout all you do.
Identify the Best Adjustments to Make
When making changes in your workplace it’s important that you know what you want to change and why you want to change it.
When you know this it means that you can make swift and decisive action without fluffing around.
The best changes are those that will have immediate and long-lasting action on your productivity, so perhaps an audit of your office and a meeting where you identify the worst areas and the ones that need the greatest improvement would be helpful.
Reinforce the Changes with Rewards
When you have made changes to your office and organised things better, then you need to make sure that the changes you have made are going to stand the test of time.
There’s nothing worse than revisiting a process that you changed a year ago, only to find that the process fell by the wayside months ago.
A key part of learning a new behavior that many people don’t know about is the fact that you have to reinforce the behavior.
So, put simply, all you have to do is enforce a rewards system whereby people who stick to the new method of organisation are rewarded. By doing this you’ll enjoy an ongoing process of improvement.
Good luck implementing a new system of organisation in your workplace.
It is something that can have a long lasting benefit for your business in the form of greater productivity, and is a great habit to get into.
If you get into the lucky position where you are opening multiple offices it’s vital that you have a good blueprint for how you do things.
So what are you doing to improve staff productivity? I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. This is one I would really like to hear your answer too. So feel free to share your thoughts and comments below this articles.