Busy lights have transformed many modern businesses into a fine, working machine that has little to no loss on productivity. These simple yet effective devices have the capability to allow any business to cut down on their lost productivity. Yet some people are still hesitant to incorporate them into their own office merely because they don’t have enough information to make the decision.
Well sit back and strap in as we help you understand how to incorporate busy light into your workplace.
How do they work?
Before you start buying these devices an attempting to implement them straight away, you should first understand how they work. Firstly when you get the device, your first port of call should be downloading the necessary software for the device to run. Usually every brand will have the software for download for free on their website. Once it is downloaded and installed you can simply plug it in and you are ready to go.
These devices are able to automatically sync to your contacts and online meeting platforms to match to your current status. Once they are plugged in and good to go, they will display a colour depending on what your status is. Generally speaking if you are available it will display green, red is for when you are on a call and yellow or amber represents do not disturb.
Improvements to your productivity levels
So now that you know how the devices work your next logical question would probably be how do they improve my productivity levels? How many times have you noticed employees get up out of their chair to go and speak with someone else only to find that they were busy causing them to go back? This small lapse in concentration while not seem big can have serious effects over a long period of time.
Research suggests that it can take up to 40 minutes for people to regain their train of thought when it is lost. Consider how many times this happens in a year and you are missing out on hundreds of hours lost due to something that can be easily fixed.
What device you need
Like many products on the market there are different variants that serve a different purpose and meet certain consumer expectations. Busy lights are no different with these tools coming in many different variants to accommodate every type of business. Below we will go into more detail about each model that is currently on the market.
Standard busy light
The standard model is simply a cube or paperweight like device that plugs into your computer. They generally sit on your desk or on top of cubicle so that people around the office can see the colour and are able to understand whether or not you are available to chat.
For offices with open spaced floor settings the mini variant is probably your best bet. These devices can sit on top of laptops so no matter where you are in the office you can determine who and who not is busy. This can be very handy when there is a lot of people out and about talking and not necessarily to clients.
Reiterating that there is a model for every type of office, there is even a variant that is perfect for work places that use headsets to speak with their clients. The LED is simply inbuilt into the headset so that while you have it plugged into your computer you can also have the benefits of a busy light.