8 Things You Can’t Do Without in your Office
Long gone are the days when your workplace merely meant a desk to work at. Offices of today are an ecosystem in themselves, aiming to cover the needs of the employees from head to toe.
The human resource managers of most organizations see offices as a platform to collaborate and deliver results. Which is why, a huge thought is increasingly paid to each and every detail that goes in building an office.
Findings from a World Green Building Council’s report, “Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices” establish a direct relationship between the aesthetic design of an office and the productivity of the people working in it. That is not something new after all!
We all have experienced our productivity levels drop when we feel uncomfortable—whether it’s the temperature, the atmosphere, or the noise levels, we need to be relaxed and comfortable to work at our best. It is only a happy office replete with appropriate tools and equipments, that breeds productivity.
A well-supplied office offers enough physical space in terms of conference rooms, meeting areas, and open working spaces that promote collaboration and encourage building of positive relationships between team members. With enough resources at bay, people in the same office space can easily develop a sense of teamwork as well as cooperation.
There is an endless list of tools to help you be productive around the office. Whether you’re in need of a hot cup of coffee, a high speed internet or small stationary items, we’ve got your back on all the essentials required in your office.
1) High speed Internet
In our age of technology, the indispensability of the internet goes without saying. While most offices do have an internet connection, but what dampens productivity is the lack of a good one. Make sure you have the best-suited plan of Internet for your office.
2) Technology gadgets
When the technology is in place, how can the technological gadgets be far behind? Depending on requirements of your business, your office should be abounding with appropriate tools and gadgets to assist your employees. Laptops, computers, printers, photocopy machines, projectors, telecommunication/ video communication devices, etc are some of the examples.
3) Ergonomic furniture and accessories
Adopting ergonomic-friendly practices in your office is very important.
You’ll be sitting in that same chair, staring at that same set of monitors, and manipulating those same input devices all day long every working day of the year. It’s important to have all of your equipment (monitors, keyboards, and mice) positioned to promote good posture and reduced stress.
4) A brimming cup of happiness
Starting your day with coffee improves your alertness and helps you overcome fatigue and drowsiness. In fact, in a recent “Coffee Break Survey” by Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), 89% of office workers in the US said that a good cup of coffee can make their entire workday better.
You could also have a tasteful stock of snacks to munch during short breaks.
5) The classic stationery
Internet sure is the next big thing, but traditional stationery items too are relevant even today. Small stationery products like sticky notes, notebook, pen, whiteboard, calendar, etc go a long way in enhancing productivity and must be kept in handy.
6) Hygiene products
An average working man spends more awake hours at his workplace than at their home. Hence, it is essential to maintain proper hygienic conditions at work. Considering how often we come into contact with keyboards/ mouse, etc, it should come as little surprise that the keys and spaces in between are a convenient haven for bacteria and other microbes. Hence, sanitizers, tissues papers, air fresheners, etc are some of the must-haves.
7) Speakers and headphones
More often than not, all you need is to shut out the world to concentrate on your work. Music works as a great solution for this purpose to many.
8) First-aid kit
All offices should maintain a first aid kit with basic medicines, balms and bandages. After all there is no harm in being prepared for a rainy day, right?
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