What Are Non-Software Office Productivity Tools?

If you’re looking to boost productivity in the office, productivity software, helpful as it is, is not the only answer! There are a host of other tools that can help you run a more efficient and organized workplace. Below are office products that help make a difference when it comes to increasing productivity:

1. Your Office Chair

No desk can be complete without a chair. When it comes to working in an office, an ergonomic executive office chair is by far one of the best investments you can make. People who work in an office setting typically sit in their chairs for at least 8 hours a day. All this sitting can and does lead to a stiff back, neck, arms, legs, you name it! This stiffness causes discomfort and can lead to excessive breaks, which in turn cuts down on productivity.

We cannot stress enough why it is so important to invest in a good ergonomic office chair! Herman Miller office chairs are known to be some of the best around. They typically run $600 to $1,000+. Not cheap, but well worth every penny!

2. A Standing Desk

Don’t want to spend the money on an office chair? Ditch the chair and stand! That’s right: instead of sitting at a desk all day you can invest in a standing desk for as little as $22. There was a test conducted by a company in 2013 that showed standing desks improved productivity by up to 10%. That’s huge! [1]

3. A Headset

Inexpensive headsets can start around $30. High quality ones that produce the best sound and reception can run you anywhere from $100-$300. If your office doesn’t have a landline, consider using a wireless Bluetooth headset for your SmartPhone. Many models come with headsets these days, but if yours didn’t, you can pick one up for as little as $7.95 (again, for a quality one, you’re probably more in the $30-$100 range).

4. A Big, Multiple Display Screen

A good display can make things easier on the eyes, which makes work easier in general and that equals productivity! Investing in a good display screen will pay for itself in the years to come. Plus, you can use it as a second screen and have twice the landscape to work on.

5. Keyboards & Accessories

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other repetitive motion problems are a serious downfall to office work. To help avoid repetitive injuries, get an ergonomic keyboard. There are a ton of different ergonomic keyboard options out there. They can typically cost anywhere from $100 to $200 and are well worth the money. Your wrists, arms, neck, and even shoulders will thank you.

Source: [1] Readwrite, Standing desk research 2013.