The best of the web on productivity – Friday 21st April

This week, experts from Adobe, Hubspot, The Telegraph and Small Business share their insights into workplace productivity.

The Best of the Web on Productivity

Here’s a run down of the best articles on the web about workplace engagement:

Could Harmony Outside of Work be Key to Productivity in the Office?

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Image source: https://blogs.adobe.com/documentcloud/could-harmony-outside-of-work-be-key-to-productivity-in-the-office/

Norway is the happiest place on earth according to the recently published World Happiness Report. While the report looks at a range of factors, including economic strength (measured in GDP per capita), life expectancy and freedom of choice, this year’s report has a particular focus on happiness in the workplace. It showed that money is only one predictive measure of happiness with work-life balance and job variety being other significant drivers.

Optimizing Your Workspace for Employee Productivity [Infographic]

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Image source: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/workspace-productivity#sm.001n0m5fi1beqddgtiz20g8m5ckff

A hot topic lately has been about increasing employee productivity in the workplace while also increasing satisfaction. There are a lot of factors that go into the ability to get things done amidst distractions galore. Whether it’s a conversation between two colleagues at their desks, your phone buzzing with text messages and social media alerts, or an uncomfortable desk chair, distractions are everywhere.

Is an office Spring-clean a necessity in the modern office?

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Image source: http://smallbusiness.co.uk/office-spring-clean-necessity-2538041/

Spring has sprung and an office Spring-clean will be on the minds of many

It’s long been believed that a cluttered desk is a sign of low productivity, with the notepads, post-it notes and print-outs providing a distraction from the task at hand. Meaning that now Spring has sprung, a desk clear-out and Spring-clean is on the horizon for many.

Low-cost ways to add colour and productivity to your workplace

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Image source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/small-business/low-cost-office-improvements-add-productivity-to-your-workplace/

From growing plants from seed to making quirky decorations from leftover bamboo, SMEs share some cost-effective ways to make your office space more productive.

How an office is organised and decorated can have a big impact on levels of staff engagement and productivity, but if you’re a small businesses on a budget, decking the halls with giant beanbags and massage pods just isn’t possible.

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