Posted by on August 3, 2018

Whether you’ve recently leased a new office in the Greater Boston Area or you are currently in the process of looking, it may be helpful to know that productivity in the office can sometimes decrease during the summer, and to know some tips to combat that decrease. As employees are eager to get outside and spend time under the summer sun, it’s important to boost morale to keep the production flowing. We’ve provided several tips to help you increase productivity in the office.

Use the “Two-Minute” Rule

If you have a task that can be done in two minutes or less, do it right away. Why? Finishing the task ASAP takes less time than thinking about the task at hand and circling back to it later. Getting through those little tasks in a short amount of time will make it feel like you’re quickly chipping away at daily items.

Say Goodbye to Notifications

There’s something about seeing an alert that boosts our mood, but oftentimes these are coming from social media sources unrelated to work. During office hours, turn off distracting notifications such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as well as any personal text message alerts. Use this time to check work emails and voicemails.

Incorporate Standing Desks in the Office

Standings desks allow employees to stretch and get the blood circulating, which means they won’t need to take breaks to walk outside or stroll around the office. If you have a business where employees are consistently calling clients, standing desks will help them project their voices which creates a confident tone.

Create a Vision Statement

A visible vision statement that is centrally located in the office will encourage employees throughout the day. It’s always appreciated when the values of the company are in line with those of the employees.

Some popular vision statements are:

“To inspire healthier communities by connecting people to real food.” – Sweetgreen

“To create a better everyday life for the many people.” – IKEA

“To inspire humanity – both in the air and on the ground.” – JetBlue

Modify Cubicles if You Have Them

If your company is better suited for cubicles, it’s a good idea to set up modified cubicles so the atmosphere isn’t stuffy. For example, you can have a large cubicle shared by two to four people that offers both collaboration and privacy.

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At TradeCenter 128, we offer several offices for lease in Woburn MA along Route 128/Interstate 95, right on the Burlington MA line. We understand the weather in the Greater Boston Area can shift every day, meaning one day we can experience the blistering sun, which damages the interior of our cars, and the next day we can expect torrential downpours. We’ve made sure to accommodate New England’s drastic weather with a free parking garage at our commercial properties in Woburn, which holds more than 1,000 vehicles. What are you waiting for? Sign a lease with us and experience a beautiful first-class office space in the Greater Boston Area.