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Happy Workers are Productive Workers – Long Term ROI Delivered through Productive Tailored Solutions

by | Jun 11, 2023 | General | 0 comments

If you are looking to increase productivity in the workplace, start by increasing worker satisfaction. There have been numerous studies that link positive workplace satisfaction to productivity. Unhappy workers are simply less productive, especially if they are working in environments that are detrimental to their health.

So, how do we increase worker satisfaction? Deliver tailored solutions to help your workers to do their job more efficiently. For example, if you work in a busy manufacturing line, your workplace should contain equipment, machinery, and ergonomic workstations that help your staff to perform better and to feel more comfortable.

You need a manufacturer that understands your industry and can help to create unique custom solutions for your business and workers. Here’s where FlowStore comes in. We provide manufacturing solutions to help to speed up production time and worker satisfaction, which in return, helps businesses achieve a high, long-term ROI.

In the article, we discuss the solutions you can use to boost workers’ performance and productivity in the workplace.

The Importance of Ergonomic Workstations

Ergonomic workstations help to create a productive and more comfortable environment for your staff. It is a workplace that is specifically designed for your workers and includes a range of equipment that supports their posture while they work. Whether you have a workforce that is constantly on their feet, or workers that are sitting on chairs, choosing these items will help to reduce their discomfort and enhance their overall well-being.

Why are ergonomic workstations essential? Many studies have linked job satisfaction to productivity. Happy workers were found to work harder, perform better, and take less time off. By increasing happiness in the workplace, you also provide an environment that helps your staff to work more efficiently, which will help your business to perform better in the long term.

From ergonomic chairs, desks, and anti-fatigue mats, ergonomic work environment have a wide range of benefits, including:

  • An increase in highly engaged teams
  • Reduction of absenteeism due to fewer workplace injuries
  • Better feedback and reviews of your company from your workers
  • Less employee burnout and improved mental health
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Increase job satisfaction
  • By focusing on health, happiness, and well-being, you will create a psychologically safe environment where your workers feel more comfortable sharing ideas and feedback with management teams

Anti-fatigue mats: Your Secret Weapon for Productivity

One of the best ways to create an ergonomic workstation for your staff is through equipment that helps them to reduce discomfort. If your workers stand all day, or for prolonged periods, they are likely experiencing symptoms of strain and fatigue. Although these are minor conditions, it can eventually lead to more serious conditions later on, such as lower back pain, musculoskeletal disorders, or arthritis. All of these conditions can affect the performance of your staff.

It may be time to adjust your workstation and add anti-fatigue mats. These mats can help to reduce the risk of work injuries. Anti-fatigue mats are designed specially to alleviate fatigue and discomfort for those who stand for prolonged periods of time. They are primarily used for manufacturing facilities and assembly lines as these work environments often employ staff who are on their feet or move around frequently.

Other companies that may benefit from these mats include:

  • Retail workers
  • Restaurants
  • Industrial companies
  • eCommerce manufacturing lines
  • Food and beverage industries

Anti-fatigue mats from FlowStore are made from cushioning with high-quality, yet comfortable material to support the feet and legs. Our mats are designed to reduce the pressure that is put on workers’ legs all day and help to alleviate any pain or discomfort they might be experiencing. They will be able to work better as they will feel better.

Other benefits that workers can receive from these mats include:

  • Increased productivity as workers can move around and stand for longer periods without discomfort
  • Fewer workplace injuries and conditions which will lead to reduced absenteeism
  • Improved circulation for your staff, which will help with conditions such as arthritis
  • Better posture
  • Improved workplace safety for your staff as they can concentrate and work effectively without having to worry about strains or sprains affecting their work

Customer Solutions vs Off the Shelf – What is the Value?

Apart from ergonomic workstations, another way to increase worker satisfaction is to create workstations that help them to do their jobs more efficiently. FlowStore offers both custom solutions and off-the-shelf solutions to help companies to achieve this. From gravity flow racks to FlowTube steel solutions, we aim to simplify and streamline the manufacturing and production process for the benefit of businesses and workers.

Here’s the difference between customer solutions vs off-the-shelf solutions:

  • Customer solutions are specifically designed to help companies match their industry and specific needs. They included tailored products and services such as FlowStore modular systems, conveyor rollers, flow racks, and Karakuri solutions that can be redesigned and reused.

Both of these solutions and FlowTube modular systems can be widely used in many industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Automation
  • Electronics
  • Retail sectors

Which solution is best for your business? Although customisable solutions are often the best for companies as they are tailored to a business’s specific needs and designed for their workers, it is often more expensive and requires some time to install. If your business has a specific budget or you need to quickly increase your workplace efficiency and worker satisfaction levels, you can choose off-the-shelf solutions. These solutions are easy to install and are more cost-efficient

Case Study: Increased Bol.com’s Worker Satisfaction Through Modular Workstations

We recently worked with eCommerce giant Bol.com to help them create modular workstations for their workers. The assembly lines we created included FlowTube products and workbenches to help workers to speed up their work time. Reduced time on projects helped to increase workplace satisfaction. The happier workers at Bol.com lead to an increase in productivity for the company.

In addition to this, the products and customisable solutions from FlowStore help the company to provide products to customers at a faster rate. The improved production time can lead to a generation of profit for the company in the long term. It can also improve customer satisfaction, which will help to ensure repeat orders and better customer retention for the company.

Find out how more by taking a look at the Youtube video: https://youtu.be/9BK5lnNFeDo

School Stage Solutions and Modular Staging Systems

Workers’ satisfaction levels are important to FlowStore, but so is the happiness of our clients. Our staging division, Modular Staging Solutions provide modular staging solutions for our schools and their students. They need a stage that is both strong and secure for them to perform on. Schools need to ensure that the materials they use for their stage will support the number of people who use the stage as well as adults during school events and award ceremonies.

At FlowStore, we provide modular staging solutions that are made from durable material that is both strong and stable enough for children and adults during school events. We provide solutions that are portable to help school personnel easily assemble and disassemble stages when required by the school.

Schools can see less absenteeism and better results if children feel they have a safe, creative, and supportive schooling environment. The staging solutions help them to receive a safe platform to showcase their talents and perform during school events, or to practise their recitals or speeches. Through this space, they can increase their artistic abilities, and confidence levels, and socialise with their friends. Happier students can lead to more productive students and improve their mental health.

If you are looking to increase productivity in the workplace, start by increasing worker satisfaction with FlowStore modular solutions. Contact our team to learn more about our tailored solutions to increase productivity in the workplace.