How to Increase Workplace Productivity

Whether you're running a startup or large-scale enterprise, your employees are your most valuable assets. The happier your employees are, the more your business grows. This is accomplished by making small but meaningful changes to your office by introducing technology.

Here are five tips to help you get the most out of your employees and ensure their productivity levels are optimum.

1. Use Up-to-Date Workstations

Even the most zealous and enthusiastic workers will get put off with dull workstations. At the end of the day, your employees are only as fast as their workstations. Slow tech simply can't keep up with employees who have to crunch a horde of data or process large files in 8K resolutions. A fully modern, armed-to-the-teeth workstation is optimized for tasks such as 3D rendering and design. You will need stronger CPUs such as an Intel Core i7 or an i9.

2. A Solid BYOD Policy

Smartphones are necessary to function in today's societies. The more powerful these devices become, the more we rely on them. This concept lends itself to the workplace, as well. Offices with poor BYOD (bring your own devices) polices will report a loss in workplace productivity.

This makes sense because employees can work longer and harder because they have access to their smartphones and laptops.

3. Powerful Business Laptops

Ever opened multiple tabs on Google Chrome (or any other browser) only for your computer to come crashing down? This is a common issue with typical notebooks or laptops that simply aren't powerful enough. The frustration that follows in the wake of crashed windows and Google Chrome tabs results in loss of worker productivity. It disrupts the workflow.

Consider investing in business laptops with a bit more oomph to power everyday operations.

4. Use Notebooks

If your employees are always on-the-go and traveling from one place to another (this is true in case of sales reps), consider investing in notebooks. They are slimmer than traditional laptops, which makes them more portable due to their lightweights. As a result, the devices are more comfortable to carry around without the employees feeling too overburdened.

Most modern notebooks are extremely powerful and feature wafer-thin designs that can handle the most demanding of all tasks.

5. Communicate Over the Cloud

Project management becomes a hair-raising ordeal when communication becomes a problem. This is because it simply isn't possible for workers to collaborate and micromanage on tasks if they're sitting far away from each other. This is where tools like Flock, Slack and Trello come in. These online tools make communication a breeze.

Cloud computing also boosts employee productivity and lets them pursue mobile strategies that facilitate the ability to work at any time and from anywhere.

Just a little forethought and preparation in office design & policies can contribute to significantly high productivity levels among employees.