Increasing your sales potential could be as simple as playing some music at work.
If you are looking for small, unique ways to improve your sales potential at work, how about considering the latest trend that London companies are trying?
Studies have shown that the happier a staff member is at work, the more productive they become. So how do you make your staff happy, other than paying them more money? Well, it could be as simple as some food and some music.
We all know that food can instantly lift a person’s mood. And as mood is connected to your productivity levels, it could be wise to introduce free food in your office to help your staff work to their optimum levels throughout the day. Fruitful Office an office fruit delivery firm claim:
“Over 80% of our clients told us that following the introduction of fruit in the office Quality of life in the office improved. Our ‘Great Fruit Experiment’ found an 11% increase in staff agreeing that their workplace ‘enabled them to work more productively’ following the introduction of fruit to the workplace.”
So, your first consideration could be buying fresh fruit and leaving it in the kitchen for your staff to enjoy. You can also introduce Pizza Fridays, or breakfast Mondays, where you provide brunch to staff in your Monday meeting. These are fairly inexpensive options which could make a big impact.
Secondly, the power of music should also be considered. Have you considered playing some music in the background at work (especially in an open plan office?) As discussed on inc.com, according to Dr. Lesiuk’s research, those who listened to music completed their tasks more quickly and had better ideas overall than those who didn’t. This obviously depends on the kind of music you are listening to. Many people find it hard to concentrate when a song has lyrics. Their brain simply doesn’t process those two separate inputs. Classical music is often relaxing, a good background music, and therefore a productive genre of music to listen to.
However, on the other hand, research has also shown that when music is imposed upon someone, it’s usually more distracting than if the person has a choice in the matter. So, another option could be for staff to create their own playlists, which can be played in the background in the office on different days. It could almost be a healthy competition to get your staff to compete on who can design the best playlist! If you don’t work in an open plan office, then how about playing music- such as the radio- in the kitchen for staff to hear when they come in for their lunch. This can instantly relax a person and detach them from the work that was on their mind. Consequentially, this can have a positive impact, as taking regular breaks is important when it comes to work.