Productivity in the workplace is essential. It is the key to your business’s success and stability, which subsequently results in the business’s financial stability. There are many ways to increase the productivity in your workplace and help you and your employees to make the most of your working day, but we have narrowed it down to seven top tips..

Why is productivity important?

Good productivity simply means that employees make the most of the time they have, allowing them to complete their tasks and goals in a less stressful way, within the working day. Making the most of our day can ensure that the time we aren’t at work is less taken up with thoughts of the tasks we have to do the next day.

Tip #1. Plan your tasks the day before

Creating your to-do list the day before can help you organise your thoughts and realise the tasks that need to be completed the next day. This can allow you to start a fresh day knowing exactly what you have to do, rather than arriving at your desk with a full and cluttered mind.

Tip #2. Enjoy your space

Your surroundings are so important when it comes to how calm and productive your mind is. If you have a working space that inspires you and encourages efficiency, you are more likely to have a successful day. This could consist of bright colours or clean, minimal surfaces. Plants are proven to increase productivity too.

Tip #3. Tackle big tasks head on

It’s easy for big tasks to feel like they’re encroaching on us. The only way to stop those tasks from overtaking, is to get ahead of them. We have to tackle them head on. Part of this is our mindset – believing we can complete these tasks without trouble is the first step!

Tip #4. Take sufficient breaks

Breaks are so important when it comes to your productivity. It won’t be beneficial in the long run for you to work through your day without taking sufficient breaks. Breaks allow your mind to have a moment of reprieve, which could even help you solve problems and tasks.

Tip #5. Don’t try to multitask

Multitasking is often not as useful as people may think. A lot of the time, it can result in multiple tasks that aren’t completed to the standard they could be, rather than one task that’s done well. Ensure all work is done to the standard you’re striving for by completing tasks one at a time.

Tip #6. Minimise distractions you can control

Distractions are the enemy of a productive work environment. Some distractions are unavoidable, such as environmental factors and noise. However, there are distractions that you can regulate such as social media, messages, and texts, which you should minimise. This could mean turning off your phone or exercising self-control.

Tip #7. Encourage social interaction

Social interaction is so important for daily functioning, and even productivity. Whether this includes lunch with your co-workers or a quick chat by the coffee machine, social interaction allows you to momentarily unplug from work. This may mean that you apply yourself newly to your task, providing new perspective. It also increases morale within your team.

Increasing your workplace productivity and that of your employees or coworkers could increase the performance of the company. A consequence of this could be improved finances. If this is the case for you, you may find yourself needing some assistance with those finances. Why not leave it to the experts? Our team at Omer & Company Accountants are able to help you with your finances, giving you the assistance and advice you may need. Get in touch with us on 020 8850 0700 or email