Help Your Employees Find Their Productivity Sweet Spot
PRODUCTIVITY SWEET SPOT
Help your employees find their
Most likely, your employees typically spend their
days in an environment like this one:
From the center cubicle to the corner executive suite,
this place is a hub of activity. Stark white walls form
a perimeter around khaki cubicles. Overhead lighting
is fluorescent, filing cabinets are metal, phones ring,
and the coffee maker runs non-stop.
Best for: Those who enjoy water-cooler
conversations and office politics.
Employee benefits: Everything is within
Employer benefits: Like Big Brother,
you always know where your employees
are, and what they’re working on
(was that a 62-minute lunch break?).
Every professional likely has a preferred
place to work. This “sweet spot” increases
productivity and encourages creativity.
Whether they’re creating spreadsheets,
designing the next big computer game,
or setting up an organizational chart, your
employees’ work environment should work
with them, not against them. With the
right amount of flexibility and security,
you can give them the freedom they need.
Their productivity sweet spot might
look something like...
Chances are, your employees’ best ideas don’t
always come to them sitting behind a desk.
A natural setting with fresh air
and great views, providing a break
from the four walls that close
in the work week.
Best for: Explorers, nature lovers, health
nuts, and those who require a change
in venue now and again.
Employee benefits: Sunshine provides
plenty of vitamin D while all that
fresh air increases energy levels and
clarity of mind.1
servers requires a single password
and using unprotected Wi-Fi isn’t
a worry–corporate data remains safe.
30% of professionals said telecommuting
allowed them to accomplish more in less time,
and 23% were willing to work longer hours,
according to a ConnectSolutions survey.²
Employer benefits: Productivity soars
during uninterrupted quiet time, and
even if an employee accidentally misplaces
their smart phone, data can be wiped
remotely to protect corporate information.
Productivity tools: A lightweight,
fully charged laptop, a smartphone,
A dedicated workspace complete
with your own bathroom, your
favorite chair, and all the leftovers
you can scrounge.
Best for: Professionals with long
commutes, parents with young kids,
entrepreneurs, and startups with
Employee benefits: A sweet commute,
a super-relaxed dress code (robe
and slippers anyone?) and the ease
of accessing company servers and
information with a single password.
78% of employees who call in sick do so because of family
issues, personal needs, or stress. These unscheduled absences
cost employers approximately $1,800/employee per year.³
Remote workers are 52% less likely to take a sick day than
their in-office counterparts.⁴
Employer benefits: Without the
commute, employees tend to start
earlier and work more efficiently. And
with EMS, they’re as connected as if
they were in the center cubicle.
Productivity tools: A solid desktop
computer, all-in-one printer, smart
phone, and headphones for drowning
out the sound of the washing machine.
Books as far as the eye can see.
According to research firm
Global Workplace Analytics,
if professionals who desired
to work remotely did so 50%
of the time, a typical business
would save $11,000 per
employee per year.⁵
Best for: Book nerds, and those who
prefer to go old school.
Employee benefits: Quiet is
virtually guaranteed, courtesy of the
blue-haired librarian. You’re all set to
log in to your company’s servers and
can access any data you need.
Your employee is focused and won’t
have any trouble accessing necessary
information. And there are no worries
about prying eyes (or hands) if a
device is left unattended. Your
data is safe and secure with EMS.
A laptop (and charger for long days),
smart phone (with hotspot accessibility
for Wi-Fi dead zones), a smartpen for
keeping the old-school vibe, and
your library card.
This tried-and-true remote workspace
combines the buzz of coffee with the
bustle of customers.
Businesses that allow employees to work remotely at least
three times a month are more likely to log revenue growth
of at least 10% compared with firms without such policies,
according to a WSJ report.⁶
Best for: Those who like to put things
off until the last minute and then
hyper focus to get a lot done in
a short amount of time. And those
who are stimulated by background
conversations and activity.
Employee benefits: Coffee 24/7,
super-fast Wi-Fi and a secure
portal, thanks to EMS.
Employer benefits: Fully wired
(technologically and mentally
speaking) employees, and the
knowledge that even an open
coffee shop network won’t
compromise your corporate
A lightweight laptop,
a smartphone, a smartpen
for bursts of creativity, and
a debit card for all those
skinny lattes’ to keep
A plush environment typically furnished with
dark wood and buttery leather. Soft carpeting
underfoot helps convey a sense of affluence.
Best for: Entrepreneurs and dreamers
with a penchant for getting things done.
Employee benefits: Luxurious and
comfortable with all the necessary bells
and whistles for plugging in and getting
down to business. No worries about
using personal devices here, data is kept
private, and access to company servers
is simple and secure.
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A 2015 Stanford University study found that
employees who worked from home increased
their firm’s productivity by 20–30% over
a 9-month period.⁷
Employer benefits: Even if your
employees are working from their
personal devices, you can rest assured
that EMS keeps company data secure.
Productivity tools: A laptop, portable
charger, and smart attire (mind the
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Regardless of where your employees set up shop, productivity
soars with Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite.
Learn how to give your team the flexibility, security, and freedom
they need to create their perfect productivity sweet spot in
The Innovator’s Guide to Uncompromised Freedom.
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