Giving your employees the best chance to operate productively at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential.
If they are able to work with little loss of productivity, it means your business will come out of COVID-19 in good condition.
Therefore, ensure that you are constantly communicating with your employees and providing them with the support they need, to succeed at home.
With that in mind, here are four more tips to impart upon your workers, to ensure they are as productive as possible at this time.
Communication with Anyone Sharing Your Space
It’s essential that your employees are openly communicating with anyone that is sharing their home workspace. Usually, that will be family members.
At the moment, it’s quite common for couples to both be working at home. This is fantastic… at first. But we understand they might end up getting a little sick of each other.
Therefore, it’s essential that your worker(s) communicate openly about what is working and isn’t working in their home office space.
If they don’t communicate effectively, their productivity will suffer.
A solution may involve working separately and giving each other space, or operating on a kind of overlapping schedule, with one finishing later or starting earlier than the other.
At Niche Projects, we understand that communication is essential in any productive office, as well as during any Sydney office fit-out.
It’s one thing to take regular breaks. However, your employees need to break it up with a bit more than simply going to the kitchen for a tea or coffee.
A walk around the block or a five-minute stretch can work wonders for productivity, as well as the physical and mental health of your staff.
This focus on wellbeing must also apply to working at home, and it will help your staff to improve their productivity.
Set a Solid Routine
A consistent, solid routine is one of the most important parts of creating a productive workspace and day for your employees.
This rule applies in the office, as well as when working at home.
Advise your workers to create a timetable for themselves, mapping out start times, lunch time and little breaks throughout the day.
At Niche Projects, we design with various aspects of the workday in mind. This means maximising break times and the way your employees work (and relax) throughout the day.
There’s no productivity killer like a cluttered desk. You simply must declutter your office or workspace.
Paper files, stationary and other items can easily pile up at your workstation. Therefore, it’s imperative your workers have adequate storage.
A storage unit can be a cheap way of ensuring there is adequate space for filing and other home office items.
Alternatively, your staff could simply rearrange an existing cupboard or storage unit. This will help them to focus on their work, rather than the clutter on their desk.