As a business owner, you’re probably looking for more ways to make your office run more efficiently, streamline workflows and cut costs. The most productive workplaces share some common elements that not only cut costs but make efficiency the baseline for daily operations. With a few tweaks, you can update your office to increase morale, improve productivity and efficiency.
Here are five tips to help you make the move to a more productive workplace!
First Step: Do an Assessment
Start by reviewing your office space. Take an inventory of equipment and furniture. Ask yourself how often each piece is used and who uses it. Once you know where you stand currently, you can begin to make adjustments to improve workflows, efficiency, and productivity. Trade-in, recycle or sell any items you no longer have a use for.
Outdated hardware is inefficient and can increase costs and create bottlenecks. Consolidating your fleet by replacing personal printers with a properly placed, shared device will improve workflows and lower costs. Multifunction devices offer more value by replacing a roomful of machines with a single device. Consolidating lowers costs, reduces energy use, frees up valuable real estate and improves productivity.
Whenever possible maximize natural light in your office. You’ll save money on reduced energy costs. As an added benefit, natural light is easier on the eyes, healthier, and studies have shown that it increases productivity and employee morale.
Make it Comfortable
Comfortable employees are happy employees and happy employees are more productive. Arrange cubicles for productivity. Keep it professional and presentable, but don’t overlook employee comfort. Big tech companies provide employee perks like game rooms and comfy couches for a reason… because a relaxed employee is more creative, can think outside-the-box, and is more productive.
Fewer paper processes reduce waste, increase productivity and improve workflows. An added bonus – no more lost time searching for misplaced paper documents. Digitize your files and you’ll free up valuable real estate when you lose the file cabinets. With the right scanner, digitizing your office can be accomplished quickly and easily!
Are you ready to be more productive? Call today and schedule a free print assessment. We’ll look at your current print environment, identify productivity gaps and offer solutions that will cut costs and improve efficiency.