One factor that keeps businesses alive is productivity. It leads to results, which ultimately brings in a huge return on investment. Every person in the workforce is responsible for this factor, which is why motivation is important. How can motivation then be enforced in a daily office setting? Aside from constant pep talks, rewards, employee benefits and transparency, it’s also important to keep the office space desirable and conducive to work. Here are must-haves for your office space to help the workforce achieve their daily goals:
Unlimited desk supplies
Basic office items that can help employees work more efficiently should be available anytime and all the time. From pens to scissors, being equipped means less precious time is wasted to perform and complete tasks.
Adequate supplies in the pantry
Corporate coffee brewing machines, a well-stocked refrigerator, microwave and utensils should be readily available in your office pantry or break room. After all, working on an empty stomach will never lead to work efficiency. The availability of these items not only shows that the company cares about the welfare of the employees; it also proves that employees are not treated like machines and that there’s something to look forward to beyond work.
Updated software and applications
Nothing is worse than having a slow computer that can no longer manage big data. The IT department should work to ensure that technology inside the office is updated and can work to its full capacity so as not to derail important projects.
The right environment should be set up for the workforce to discuss crucial work issues or to take a breather. Make sure chairs in the boardroom are comfortable and desks are functional. The break room should have three-seat sofas and coffee tables. It’s also advantageous to have a pool table to enhance relaxation.