5 Productivity Work-style Tips From Start-ups

5 Productivity Work-style Tips From Start-ups


  1. Working out of the office can drive productivity in the office. It is becoming more and more popular that office employees spend one working day from home. Office companies that do not use this approach can consider applying it and after some time they can compare it with the traditional five-days-work-from-the-office approach.

  1. Live streaming video can boost “background awareness” across offices. Many companies that rely on digital technologies have offices across different locations. They use live streaming videos for calls, meetings, interviews and others. Some companies use live streaming videos on large TV screens where employees from one office location can see what is going on at some of the other locations and the video is streaming during the whole day. This setup changes the ‘isolation’ of the remote colleagues and brings more engagement among employees from different office locations.
  1. Devote some time to free-form writing to crack a big idea. When employees need to crack on big ideas, they can take some time to brainstorm, write down their ideas, make some sketches and this can help finding solutions for issues that cannot get solved if the employee always stays at the desk.
  1. Meetings in motion can increase creativity. Changing scenery can be a creativity trigger. If the office location and the time allocated for a meeting allow, some meetings can happen in a park nearby with all the members walking. Changing the usual scenery and being in motion can boost creativity.
  1. Use one main communication channel to increase work efficiency. There is Twitter, Facebook, various messengers, email and it is very easy to get overloaded with communication. It is almost impossible for a company today to use only one channel for communication but it should have one main channel where all the important communication happens. Identifying and using such a channel will increase employees’ focus and efficiency.

Source: http://99u.com/articles/7004/evolving-workplace-productivity-5-workstyle-tips-from-start-ups