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Does it seem like everyone at the office is feeling the winter blues? The good news is that winter is almost over! On the other hand, there’s still a good chunk of it left. If you’re struggling to stay productive at work lately, it is possible to get over the dreary plateau. Here’s how to be more productive at work for the remainder of winter!
Reorganize the Work Setting
Is the office currently littered with piles of paper, old coffee cups, and stacked folders? It’s not just the snow and overcast skies that has everyone in a slump! An untidy, cluttered workspace can hinder everyone’s productivity. So, the first order of business is to get rid of all the clutter and tidy up. Not only will it clear your headspace and make you feel better. Tidying up can actually make you more social. Plus, you’ll get a better idea of which office supplies and resources you’re low on.
While you’re at it, reorganize the entire office. Changing around the office layout will make for a fresh atmosphere. Even an open workspace can engage your team more and make for great collaborative energy.
You can incorporate office tools that boost productivity, too.
Long hours in front of the computer can lead to neck and back pain. The cold weather doesn’t help. Standing desks could be something you introduce to help your team feel better.
Give the Office a Fresh Coat of Paint
If you’re going to spend a weekend reorganizing the office layout, why not add a splash of color while you’re at it? The color of your office can have an effect on your productivity. The overcast winter skies certainly aren’t helping. But even beige and white offices make for bad productivity in spring and summer.
Calming blues and soft greens can help your team stay productive. Incorporate these colors around people’s desks.
You don’t have to paint the entire office over, either. Add a blue or green accent wall. You could even add a soft yellow accent wall in a conference room for a creativity boost.
Make the Office Cozier with Lighting & Warmth
In the winter, there’s less daylight, which can make people feel sleepy and less productive. The colder temperatures can also disrupt your concentration. If you’re wondering how to be more focused, change the lighting in the office.
Turn down irksome, headache-stirring fluorescent lighting. Use daylight lamps instead. These lamps produce lighting that’s similar to natural daylight. They’re softer than fluorescent lighting and they can help fight seasonal depression.
Area rugs in the office can add warmth and a cozier feel. Give your employees fleece blankets to wrap themselves in. Provide hot beverages and soup on freezing days.
Promote Health & Wellness
It’s no secret that cold and flu viruses ran rampant in the winter. When people aren’t feeling well, their productivity takes the hit. Encourage your employees to take sick days and long weekends to recuperate. You can even designate a resting area and encourage your team to take power naps.
Offer healthy snacks and fruit smoothies packed with vitamins. You can also encourage yoga stretching and team exercises during breaks. The endorphin boost can do wonders for everyone’s productivity.
Stay Productive This Winter and All Year Long
Winter is almost over… but there’s still plenty of time for the winter blues to wreak havoc on your office productivity. Don’t wait around for warmer weather and sunnier skies to arrive. By working in these ideas, you can zap the winter blues now and help your team stay productive.
Are you still wondering how to be more productive at work? Bad posture may have something to with the current slump! Learn more about ergonomy and how it can boost your productivity.
Fort Wayne, IN – Co-llaborate, co-create, co-mingle, and co-work at Ft. Wayne’s newest Coworking Space by Workspace Solutions!
For over 40 years Workspace Solutions has been helping businesses in and around Northeast Indiana create and furnish office spaces. Owners Brent Stoller and Mike Hunter know what furniture businesses need to be productive and how to design a space where people want to work. Keeping in line with their motto, ‘We Create Spaces,’ they’ve designed and furnished thousands of office spaces from private offices and collaborative areas to conference rooms and lobbies. Now, they’re excited to announce the opening of their newest creation, Fort Wayne’s newest coworking space on May 1, 2019.
Optimally located on the north side of the city, just off the I-69 corridor, this new space offers 2,000 square feet of well-designed workspace filled with some of the best office furniture in the industry. The new shared office space will give entrepreneurs, students, engineers, freelancers, and startups a place to do business as well as a dedicated business address.
If you’re an entrepreneurial nomad or freelancer in search of a dedicated workspace without a long-term lease or if working from home or a local coffee shop isn’t working, Fort Wayne’s newest coworking space has just what you need.
The new shared office space offers members open seating, free parking and WIFI, a free coffee bar, a conference room, collaborative areas, and phone booth rooms for private conversations. They also offer dedicated spaces and a limited number of two-person offices.
“Fort Wayne is a hotbed of creative thinkers, innovators, and futurists,” says Hunter. “We not only want to give these local entrepreneurs and startups a low-cost place to work, we want to give them a place to connect, collaborate, and grow their business.”
- Monthly rates start as low as $100, and there is no long-term commitment.
- Premium membership at $150/mo offer a dedicated chair, desk, and locking cabinet
- A two-person office is only $450/mo and provides a dedicated chair, desk, & locking cabinet, separate locking door to space, a sign with your company name, and a 3’x4’ glass-marker board.
Workspace Solutions’ Coworking Space opens May 1, 2019 at 2208 Production Road. Schedule a tour or reserve your space at CoWorkingFortWayne.com or by calling (260) 422-8529.
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It costs around $4,200 per employee to outfit a startup business. This includes desk, chair, electrical and so on. But whether you are a startup, moving locations, upsizing or renovating, buying used office furniture can save you a good chunk of money.
Read on for practical tips to help you buy used furniture with confidence.
Why Buy Used Furniture?
There are many benefits to buying used office furniture. Not only is it less expensive, but it is also better for the environment. Often, used furniture is being sold because a company is moving locations, having renovations or no longer needs those particular items. Many times, those used office chairs, office desks, and used file cabinets are like new.
Yet, you don’t want to spend money on items that will wear out or break after just a few months. You want to invest in used furniture that is reliable. So make sure what you’re buying is made of quality materials.
Decide What You Need Now and Later
Some furniture pieces you need right now for your office. Other items won’t be vital at this time. Make a list of what furniture you need now and what can wait. You may find that items you thought you needed, you don’t anymore down the road. Or you may change your mind about the right item for a particular spot in the office. It’s always a good idea to give yourself time to mull it over before committing on items.
Make a Budget and Stick to It
Even though used furniture is less expensive than buying it brand new, it can still be a large expense. Especially if you are outfitting an entire office. To avoid buyer’s remorse, have a used furniture budget and stay within it. Even if you find a deal that seems too good to be true.
Having a firm budget will help you focus on the necessities and keep you out of financial trouble.
Find out Where Used Furniture is From
When you are shopping for used furniture from reputable sellers, you can usually count on them to enforce strict quality controls to ensure the furniture is in good working order. Yet, for your own peace of mind, it’s a good idea to always ask questions. Find out how old the used file cabinets or used office chairs are.
Ask where it was used and how it was stored. This will help you understand how much wear and tear the used furniture has been exposed to.
Look for Good Quality
When you are shopping for used furniture, quality is key. A sturdy, name-brand piece of furniture will give you a lot more use than a cheaply made item that won’t last long. It’s always a good idea to inspect used furniture in person. That way you can look at hinges and casters and see how smoothly they roll.
You can check out the padding in used office chairs and make sure the gas pumps work properly.
Final Words on Used Office Furniture
Used office furniture can be a great asset to your office. We hope these tips help you understand how to shop for used furniture in a thoughtful and wise manner.
Next, check out these 5 best office tools that boost productivity.
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Did you know that in an eight-hour day, the average worker gets just under three hours of work done? As a business owner or manager, you can’t afford to ignore this statistic.
Sure, in today’s modern office environment, there are a lot of distractions. Social media, texting, and general internet searching is bound to divert an employee’s attention. However, the office tools they have (or don’t have) drastically affect your employee’s productivity as well. To help boost productivity and reduce distractions, it may be time to give your office space an overhaul.
Let’s go over five tools that will help increase productivity in your office.
1. An Interactive Conference Room
If conferences are becoming a waste of time, adding some interactive features will help. After all, this is where you put projects into motion and discuss business initiatives.
First, make sure you have adequate office furniture needed to facilitate large meetings. You could also add some tech features that will help streamline things. Tools like the Interactive Markerboards make presentations and training much easier. You’ll save time by not having to mess with wires and your presentation will come across much clearer.
2. Open Work Spaces
If your team does creative work, the layout of your office should promote collaboration. You may want to consider switching to an open workspace. Taking away individual offices makes communication much easier and faster. It also prevents employees from feeling isolated, which can zap their productivity.
If only one department does collaborative work, only transform one section of the office to an open workspace. This allows other employees to maintain their privacy.
3. Standing Desks
If your employees don’t feel good, their productivity will drop. It turns out that standing desks come with a number of health benefits, including reduced back pain and higher energy levels. It may seem strange to have your employees stand while working on their computers, but it’s becoming much more common. Ask your staff if they’d like to give standing desks a try. Add a few at first and see how people like them.
Adjustible-height desks allow the user to go from sitting to standing with the push of a button giving them control throughout the day.
4. Allsteel Power Hub
This is another great tool for a collaborative space. The Allsteel Power Hub acts as stand-alone data and power terminal. Incorporating this tool into your office setup frees up previous space limitations. Employees can plug into it and work alone or in a group.
Try adding some comfortable office furniture around the hub. Providing another space for employees to work is a great way to give them a break from their desks without sacrificing productivity.
5. Effective Storage Solutions
A cluttered office is horrible for productivity. It encroaches on your employee’s space and makes finding important documents difficult. If this is a problem, investing in high-quality storage and file cabinets is an easy solution. You’ll improve the look and feel of your office and also have a way to catalog crucial information.
Get the Right Office Tools and Boost Productivity
Simply by adding a few important components, you can kick your office productivity up a notch. There’s a good chance you’ll see the effect on your bottom line right away.
Try incorporation the office tools discussed above and see the difference in your employees’ performance.
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