We’re always interested in hearing how our clients utilize their LED screen sizes in different ways. While advertising and consumer communication remain top priorities, an increasing number of signs are being purchased for internal purposes. This includes ordering a variety of LED screen sizes to be strategically placed throughout the workplace to improve productivity.
What Is Productivity?
Although we may work 8, 10, or 12 hours per day, statistics show that we are only productive about 4 hours per day. There are a few reasons for this, with decision fatigue being a primary driver.
Decision fatigue is the concept that we can only make a set number of sound decisions each day. Yes, we can still make decisions after this 4-hour period, but they won’t be as effective, efficient, or innovative. Or maybe we can grind it out for a long day or week on occasion, but at some point, we burn out.
Thankfully, there are many ways you can support your team’s productivity.
Train Your Team
Train your team for their position, the software they use daily, general skillsets, and personal development. For example, providing access to a live, live streamed, or online time management course can rapidly boost productivity. When it comes to the software they use daily, look for short 1 to 3-hour digital courses. Maybe even a training tool they can access anytime questions arise to optimize productivity. For example, annual recurrent training on software updates and new features they may not have noticed. Even a short course on the advanced functions of Office Suite or Google Workspace tools can boost productivity.
Mega also offers free training on how you program your digital signs. If you’d like to schedule a time, either online or in person. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us here.
Once your team is trained, create workflows that support productivity. Many project management systems have suggested workflows that you can tweak to meet the needs of your project or team. You may not have projects to manage but be sure to create personalized systems and operations. Get your team involved in this process, as they already have best practices. Also, to ensure that each department gets what they need at the appropriate time.
Support these workflows by placing eye-level digital displays in a variety of LED screen sizes that share reminders, best practices, and safety information throughout the workspace.
If software or a machine can do it, automate it. Automation gets a bad rap for replacing employees, but the truth is that it frees up your team to do what they do best—instead of investing time in tasks that don’t have to be completed by them. Also, by reducing redundancies.
For example, when your sales team submits electronic data for new leads, relevant data should automatically be transferred to the marketing department. If your business still has paper intake forms, switch to digital to eliminate the data entry altogether. These basic examples are only the tip of the iceberg.
We’ve never been more digitally distracted. Even when we are at work, most employees check their personal social media and emails, and text or call friends, partners, and family. Add to this work-related communication, and this constant multitasking accelerates how quickly we achieve our daily decision fatigue.
So, train your team to time block or monotask and remind them of best practices in messages that fit your different LED screen sizes. This includes strategies such as:
- Knowing their most productive times of day and scheduling their day accordingly.
- Getting their most challenging tasks out of the way ASAP so it’s not in the back of their mind all day.
- Checking emails at set times per day. Maybe first thing in the morning and only 1 or 2 more times per day.
- Setting aside uninterrupted 1 to 4-hour blocks of time where they work distraction-free on priority projects.
- Encouraging them to personally unplug at a set time after-hours each day or prohibiting inter-office emails after a certain time each day.
If employees are only productive 4 hours a day, why are they scheduled 8 or more hours per day? This may sound too out of the box, but it was Henry Ford who first adopted the 40-hour workweek. In 1926, he transitioned his factories from 9-hour workdays and 6-day workweeks to 8-hour workdays and 5-day workweeks. He also doubled employee pay when he made the transition. The result? Productivity skyrocketed. This is why companies are testing and having increased productivity with 5-hour workdays and/or 4 days a week.
Consider the productivity statistics that came out of Iceland. They tested a 4-day work week across a variety of industries, including preschools, offices, social service providers, and hospitals. Across the board, productivity remained the same—or increased. This mindset won’t work in every industry. For example, a customer service agent, cashier, or waitress might lose steam the longer they work—but the shift still needs to be covered. But maybe they will upsell more or increase efficiency with a shorter workday, at the same pay rate?
At the very least, if you are in an office or factory setting, there are a variety of ways you can rethink scheduling. For example, allowing employees to work from 7 am to 3 pm or 8 am to 4 pm instead of the standard 9 am to 5 pm.
Not Sure What LED Screen Sizes To Order?
If you want to add more communication screens to your business to support internal productivity, you may be wondering what LED screen sizes to order. Your new signs can be built in any square or rectangular size you desire, from small to full video walls. Maybe mid-sized signs in your lobby and employee breakroom and smaller signs placed strategically throughout. For example, smaller signs placed outside of conference rooms to share the daily itinerary.
Your new sign can alternate a variety of messages, that you can preschedule to support productivity and workflow. When your sign is not being utilized for communication, it can display stunning HD art or graphics.
We invite you to reach out to Mega LED Technology today to discuss your productivity-boosting LED signs!