Effectively optimizing your productivity increases your overall workplace performance and reputation. Anyone can increase their productivity with specific strategies, utilizing functional tools so that you can perform at your best.
On surface value, productivity measures how efficiently production inputs, such as labor and capital, are being used in an economy compared to a set level of output.
The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) defines productivity as “the ratio between the output volume and the volume of inputs.”
Productivity isn’t everything, but…
In the long term, it is almost everything. Our country relies on it for future growth and development. Ultimately, there are always hidden functions operating in the background, we don’t necessarily think about. iStratus recognizes the ways in which we can apply ‘color’ for maintaining productivity is one of them.
In this article, we’ll delve deeper into why ‘color’ (is not just for organization) – it is known to improve one’s industrious output. Trust us, this will keep looking at the screen each day, a little more interesting.
Right now, you’re probably thinking: What The? Exactly, how do shades of Blue, Yellow, Green, and Orange, improve your productivity while using iStratus?
We hope you’ll continue reading to find out.
Unearth Calmness with Blue Hues
Blue is well known to be a calming color, even just by looking at it on screen, can slow our breathing and lower blood pressure. UK Color Psychologist Dr. Angela Wright suggests despite its feel of tranquility blue has the hue, which stimulates the mind.
For focus and completion: Try adding blue Titles on To-Do List’s, blue fonts to electronic sketches, emails, and or/notes for sending out. The right combination of a calm yet stimulating effect, is likely to give you a motivational boost.
Yellow: Energizes and Improves Collaboration
Yellow is possibly the most inviting, uplifting color in the rainbow. Regardless of what shade it is, yellow is vibrant. If you want to create a more open, invigorating atmosphere adding accents of yellow could help without overwhelming the senses. Yay for Sticky notes!
As discussed in our article: “Don’t Ghost It, “Post-IT”!” [hyperlink] they’re a happy yellow favorite when using iStratus.
Dr. Wright’s Color Psychology Properties suggest:
- Yellow sparks creativity and memory.
- Self-esteem and optimism can also be elevated by moderate touches of yellow.
We hope that using some mellow yellow in iStratus will inspire your ability to collaborate and create.
Relax Amongst Green
Fun Fact: Do you know the human eye can identify more shades of green than any other color?
This is most likely because of its prevalence within the natural world – we’re so used to seeing various green tones everywhere.
Have you noticed that within our App, backgrounds and titles are set to feature a distinct Green, so that they’re eye-catching, without being distracting?
Pro Tip: Use Green on your Activity Lists for less eye fatigue.
Orange Helps Maintain Enthusiasm
Surprisingly, research indicates that Orange may be the winning color for boosting productivity. Orange often imparts enthusiasm and endurance – two things that definitely improve productivity.
We recognize there is a benefit to highlighting your electronic Calendar in orange. On the same hand, it is a hue that’s either loved or hated, so splashes or “pops of it” are best.
Cultural norms, trends, and past experiences can all influence the way a person reacts to a certain color. Despite all external factors, people appear to have universal, innate reactions to color hues.
Productivity and Impact:
Overall, at iStratus we believe productivity functions across three dimensions whereby:
- Quantity does not overrule Quality, and
- Value is created.
Technology is widely viewed, as one of the most fundamental factors contributing to productivity. This may seem obvious, but the dimension of quality and significance is central to our conception of productivity.
Perhaps, think about the productivity of your life in a way that reinforces well-being. Too much focus on the path rather than the destination can make it difficult to determine the success of our resolves to become more productive which can unnecessarily dismiss the best practices that don’t fit into our views of efficiency.
So even if you only apply a few of these color concepts and elements within our App, so as long as you make them part of your daily routine, you’re much more likely to reap the benefits and cover Productivity like a Pro.
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people are not used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
~ Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)
Hopefully from a color perspective, you see, its impact is about the difference it has on the world around you. And in turn, your productivity is a positive impact on the world.
One’s output matters.