Stress is known to lead to a decline in productivity. Whether in knowledge-based, transaction-, or service-oriented occupations, any form of undue stress causes output and efficiency to fall. In this light, I’ve had firsthand experience in having too much stress from traveling everyday. And I chose to do something about it.
An hour’s daily commute amid traffic, polluted air, and a cramped Tube may sometimes prove to be too much, especially during the rush hours. A novel solution my company has designed is to give employees flexible time schedules, so they won’t have to join the mad rush to the office at nine in the morning. This gives more time to prepare for the daily grind, and it seems staff arrive at the office in a happy mood—therefore aiding to their becoming more productive.
Business solutions and company formation experts advise companies to try similar methods of enhancing efficiency. Aside from cutting costs, an increase in employee productivity is also very beneficial to the bottomline.