Feeling unproductive lately? Good news—it might not be your fault!
Your workplace might not be physically and emotionally suitable for maximum productivity, and it could be because of reasons you’ve never even considered. Studies show that physical factors, company culture, and leadership approaches all contribute to a positive, comfortable, and ultimately efficient workspace for employees and managers alike.
For example, did you know that productivity is at its highest at temperatures of around 70 degrees F? Or that employees can perform 10-16% better when their workspace has a view outside? Or that your office replacing something as simple as old carpeting or air filters can further improve your performance?
So, before you start being hard on yourself for falling behind, consider these things.
Infographic courtesy of Intuit. Photo of woman sleeping courtesy of Shutterstock.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author