21 Infographics to Improve Productivity

By Katie Simpson on March 1, 2014

We're all trying to increase productivity growth. Whether it be sales productivity or just general employee productivity, we're all searching for that magic business model or work-life balance that helps us to achieve "perfect productivity". Because the truth is, great businesses don't work the longest hours, they are just more effective with the time they have. So how do you instill the right practices? What are the habits you do and don't need? We've curated 21 of the best employee productivity infographics to help improve productivity!

1. Stress the Silent Killer

Deadlines, heavy workloads, sometimes stress is a part of the job. But too much can actually hurt your employee productivity, not help. Check out these signs to see if you or any of your workers suffer. 

Workplace Stress: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment
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2. Multitasking's Heavy Cost

It’s become common knowledge, but this visual provides a great reminder to focus on one task at a time to increase producitivity growth.  

The High Cost of Multitasking

by kikikarpus.
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3. Producitivy Lessons For the Ages

 This delightful infographic takes well known sayings and turns them into great tips for continous improvment. 

Productivity Lessons That Have Endured Through the Ages
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4. A More Effective Workforce through HR

Did you ever think of HR as a way to keep costs low and business productivity high? This infographic shows you how. 

Boosting Workforce Productivity
by Paychex.
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5. Office Decor and Business Productivity

Natural or florescent lighting? These and other choices can affect your bottom line. This infographic will help you decorate for more efficiency.

How Office Decor Affects Productivity
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6. The Cost of PC App Upgrades

With all the installs, upgrades, and maintenance we have to do on apps for our computer, how much time and money are we spending? This piece reveals some eye-opening numbers.

PC Users
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7. World Cup Draining Productivity?

You may be a USA based company, but have you thought of the time loss you could face from the world cup? This infographic reveals some interesting numbers from the 2010 world cup in South Africa. 

Economic and Sales Productivity During the World Cup
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8. Increase Productivity by Organizing Your Desk

Can your desk be making you less productive? Here are few ways to stay focused with the right environment. 

Is Your Desk Destroying Your Productivity?
by LittleBadger.
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9. Productivity Tips from the Busiest People

Ever wondered how CEOs get stuff done? This infographic reveals 5 tips to make the most of your time. 

5 Productivity Tips From Incredibly Busy People
by AmExOPENForum.
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10. Dark Chocolate, and Naps for Worker Happiness.

From the foods you eat, to non-financial work benefits, this infographic takes scientific findings and pairs them with great policies for companies looking to incease employee productivity.

Boost your Productivity
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11. Evening and Morning Routines for Better Work

This is a fantastic list of activities to help you get ready for work the night before. And hey, maybe you’ll get a better night’s sleep feeling prepared for the day to come. 

The 6 Smartest Things You Can Do Every Night and Morning
by AmExOPENForum.
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12. Flexibility for Happy and Productive Employees

Workshifting, allowing your employees to work from anywhere, is shown off in this infographic. Reduced stress, interruptions and saved time from commuting are just some of the benefits to this flexibility. 

What Makes a Happy Worker
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13. Make Meetings Effective

Meetings are one of the top reasons people find time wasted by work. But, they are also crucial for collaboration and communication. This infographic will help you make the most out of meetings.

Tips for Running Effective Meetings
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14. Does Social Media Really Waste Time?

Social media seems like a time waster while at work. So, should your employees be allowed to access social media while at work? This infographic takes a look at our assumptions about social media use at work. 

Restricting Social Media at Work
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15. Pro Tips to Stay Focused

Part of being productive is knowing how to stay on task. From pets to classical music here are some great tips.

How to Focus: Hacks
by annavital.
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16. The Secret to Motivating Workers

At the root of productivity is motivation to work hard. Other than money, what drives your employees? This infographic will help you reach your workers in new ways. 

IncBlot Motivation Infographic
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17. Tips for the Overworked

Did you take all of your vacation last year? If you didn’t, you’re not alone: 43% of Americans didn’t! This infographic provides some great tips on ways to save time during the day.

7 Time-Saving Tricks For The Overworked
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18. Nap to Work Better

You may feel guilty for wanting to take a nap in the middle of the day, but if done right, you can actually increase productivty for the rest of the day. 

How to Nap Effectively
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19. Employee Engagement For A Better Bottom Line

Only 14% of employees are highly engaged. With less engagement, there's higher turnover. Employee turnover leads to losses in business productivity and your bottom line. Learn more about turnover and how to effectively engage your workers.

Employee Engagement Drives Productivity
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20. Productivity Gurus to Follow

If you’re interested in keeping up with the latest in business productivity, this infographic shows you who to watch. Plus, these caricatures are fantastic. 

The Productivity Gurus
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21. Be Productive, Body, Mind and Soul.

Last but certainly not least is this fabulous infographic. If there’s one with great takeaways: this is the infographic to go to. This beautifully summarizes various different ways to get the most done during the day.

How To Be Productive
by annavital.
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What are your tips to improve productivity in the workplace? Leave a comment and let us know. 

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