Green commercial building is something thatb s catching throughout the country b no surprise considering the fact that more businesses are becoming more aware of the impact that they have on the environment. Green construction is especially prominent in South Florida, where Miami is one of the top cities for green commercial buildings.
According to a recent study conducted by Maastrict University in conjunction with the CBRE Group, Miami ranked ninth in the country for green commercial construction, with an impressive 19.4 percent of its commercial real estate having been certified as green. There are a total of 79 buildings in Miami with a total of 21 million square feet of office space that have either been approved by Energy Star or have received U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification.
Miami has fully committed to green construction, as evidenced by its municipal code, which requires all new private development consisting of more than 50,000 square feed to achieve a LEED silver certification.
As a South Florida business looking for new office space, be sure to look for buildings certified as being green. For more information about office space in the area, be sure to contact us at Morris Southeast today.
One of the most important factors in maintaining a productive office space is creating a happy environment. A happy environment makes for happy employees, which will keep production up. The following are a few tipsB to help make the office environment a happier place:
Show support b Be supportive to your employees by taking an interest in their personal lives. Make them aware that you are flexible when it comes to their needs and that you are truly supportive.
For assistance creating a happier work envriontment and for designing your office in South Florida, be sure to contact us at Morris Southeast today.
When it comes to running an office, you want to keep the costs of operations down as much as possible. In order to do this, itbs important that you donbt waste your office resources. The following are a few common ways resources are often wasted around the office:
Over-processing b Sometimes printing reports or documents to hand out to employees is a waste of time and paper, especially if it’s something that could simply be read on a computer screen.
Avoiding wasting resources around the office can greatly decrease your costs of operation. For more information about keeping cost down and where to move into new offices, please contact us at Morris Southeast today.
Making sure that the employees of your South Florida business are as productive as possible is an important part of your companyb s success. One of the biggest things that can deter productivity is stress. Stress causes dips in productivity and can even lead to sickness, which translates to more sick days. The following are ways you can prevent stress:
Donb t overwork your employees b If you notice that their workload is causing them to work extra hours, then maybe you need to dial it back a little. The more they work, the more stressed they will become.
Use these tips to help reduce the stress on your employees and improve productivity. If your South Florida business is in need of a new, stress-free office space, then contact us at Morris Southeast today.
Nothing wastes more time than holding unproductive meetingsB atB your South Florida business. Not only have you failed to accomplish whatever it was you wanted to accomplish, but youb ve wasted valuable work time for everyone in attendance. The following are a few tips to make sure your next meeting is a productive one:
Keep your meetings short. The shorter they are – maybe 30 minutes at the most – the less work time you lose. Not to mention, you will be forced to focus the meeting in order to finish on time.
Use these tips to make your meetings more productive. If youb re in need of office space, contact us at Morris Southeast today.
When it comes to your office, the last thing you want is to overwork your employees. In fact, if their workloads are too heavy, they may end up turning into “zombies” due to stress and lack of free time, leading to a drop off in productivity. This helpful infograph will give you some reasons and solutions to a lack of productivity.
Some employees will lie in order to cover up any mistakes or missed deadlines. To combat the issue of missed deadlines, track their projectb s status in real time and be sure to encourage them so that they wonb t feel nervous or stressed about their workload or about coming to you if they’re having difficulties.
Another huge problem is that many workers feel like the office is understaffed, which leads to them doing work after business hours. This will lead to stressed and tired employees, leading to more mistakes or poorly done work. Use resource workload reports and request intake processes to deal with this issue. Donb t forget to reward your employees and give them a break by offering things like free spa passes, but remember that these are temporary fixes. B If you’re having a consistent problem with understaffing, it’s time to examine ways to budget for more employees.
Use some of these solutions to battle a lack of productivity. For additional South Florida business advice, contact us at Morris Southeast Group today.
Hiring valuable employees and keeping them motivated is a huge part of running a successful South Florida business. However, you may not be getting the best from your employees if you donb t understand how they work and how they can best help you. When it comes to understanding personality type, the Myers-Briggs Indicator (MBTI) can be a huge help in finding the best responsibilities for your employees, helping them and the company thrive.
Contact us at Morris Southeast for more information on using Myers-Briggs in your office.
The lighting in your office is likely mostly taken care of by overhead fixtures and panels. However, the lighting that is standard to most office buildings may not be the best and it could be holding your employees back without you even knowing it. Insufficient lighting can lead to sleepiness and a lack of productivity, so use these tips to make sure your buildingb s lighting is up to date.
Contact Morris Southeast for more information and tips on how to make your South Florida business space more functional for employees.
In addition to the challenges of successfully operating a business, employers have to consider whether their employees’ environment is conductive to productivity. Even a few little changes around the office can increase employee productivity and make the workplace a better environment for everybody, including your visiting clients. Use these tips from Morris Southeast.
Find ways to add natural light to your office. You may not be able to add windows to your space, but allowing natural light to stream in through the windows can create an uplifting feeling in the office.
Contact Morris Southeast for more information on how office upgrades can improve your South Florida business.
Your office is supposed to a place that allows employees to work efficiently. However, efficient and happy donb t have to be separate things. If you follow this advice from Morris Southeast, you can design a workplace that keeps your employees happy, healthy and productive all at the same time. Your customers and your employers will thank you!
Incorporate elements of nature into your space. Open up the windows and curtains when possible and add things like potted plants and flowers to your workspace. Employees will have more energy along and feel more comfortable in their space.
Contact Morris Southeast for more information and for help finding the right place for your company when itb s time to move into new offices.