Work For Your Staff, So They Work For You


The dawn of the Internet sparked a new generation of business giants. Most of these giants have found great success in treating their staff in the best way possible. This includes quite a few areas, including things from general comfort to overall happiness in the office. It can be hard to know where to start with something like this, though. So, this post will help you through some of the areas that can drastically boost staff productivity.


  • Chairs


Of course, comfort in an office has to start at the chairs your staff sit on. Basic computer or desk chairs usually aren’t up to the task of seating an employee for a whole shift. Cheap chairs like this are designed to be occasionally used, for short periods of time. To be able to sit comfortable for more than four hours, you need a 24-hour chair. All the big players in business supply their staff with chairs that reduce annoyance as much as possible. If people are uncomfortable, they will be distracted from their work.


  • Downtime


A lot of companies frown upon downtime. At first glance, it seems as though downtime would just be a waste of money; having your staff free to do as they please on company time. But, just a few minutes of free-time during the day can boost people’s productivity massively. This means unblocking some of the sites that you might not want your staff to access. When they have access to the sites during an allotted time, though, they’re much less likely to use them while working.


  • Food And Drinks


A person’s health and fitness play a large role in their ability to perform productively at work. And, of course, the food that a person eats will affect their health and fitness. Providing staff with food will stop them from going for unhealthy options, but also make them feel looked after. It’s easy to hire a company to handle this sort of thing for you, with either deliveries or on-site facilities. You don’t need to provide them with a meal, even. Just some fruit will do. On the flip side, a lot of companies have found success with providing their staff with fizzy drinks. They make people happier and give people energy. But, they’re also quite bad for you in large quantities. So, it’s best to put strict limits on how much staff can consume.


  • Leisure Activities


Providing your staff with something to do during their breaks will make them come back feeling much more refreshed for the next leg of their work. What you decide to use can vary, as well. Some companies use television as a way to keep their staff occupied. Others use things like football and pool tables to entertain. You just need something that can distract them for the whole break and isn’t too similar or related to their work.

These methods will work with near enough any business. It’s well worth trying these options out. After all, it will pay off in the long run when your staff can work double-time thanks to the improvements you’ve made.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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