Worker productivity has, in recent times become one of the most important factors for employers to consider when looking for business growth. If your workforce is not performing as well as they can, your business will not reach the lofty heights you are aiming for. One of the most important factors to achieve this is the productivity, or output of your staff.
Whilst you may not be able to directly improve performance of workers, you can make some often-minor changes to the workplace and the work environment, which in turn will help motivate your staff and keep them performing to their very best as much as possible (source: Secure Site UK).
Factors and improvements to consider for your staff include making them feel comfortable and keeping the workplace as healthy, clean and secure as possible for all workers, giving them peace of mind and the headspace to be able to focus on their work as best they can.
Looking After Staff Health and Wellbeing
The health and general wellbeing of your staff is paramount to the success of any business in the world. If your workers and staff do not feel good and look after their health, they will perform to a far inferior level. There are some great ways that as an employer or manager you can help to improve the health and wellbeing of your staff (source: Presscription Juices UK):
Keeping Your Workplace Clean, Tidy and Secure
Most people spend more time at work over the course of their adult life than they do at home. Therefore, keeping workplaces clean and tidy as well as safe and secure should be some of your top priorities if you are in charge of the workplace. Just as when at home, staff should always feel safe and secure in the workplace, both physically and mentally.
Taking care of the security of the premises and staff possessions and belongings will go a long way in making everyone feel that bit safer when at work. For example, if any of your staff cycle into work, try and provide secure, covered and safe locations for them to leave their (often expensive) bicycles. Furthermore, consider how much people from outside can see into the office; for staff working, it can feel intimidating and overwhelming to feel like they are working in a fishbowl all the time.
Mental health and wellbeing are other areas in which you should strive to always protect and help staff with. In this regard, make sure there is always someone on hand to discuss any impacting and difficult issues a member of staff may want to discuss which may be impacting their performance and how they feel whilst at work.