How to Improve Employee Productivity in the Workplace

How to Improve Employee Productivity in the Workplace

Anas Bouargane 24/07/2019 3
How to Improve Employee Productivity in the Workplace

As a business owner, getting the most out of your employees is important.

Keeping your team happy and content in their roles will not only boost productivity, but it will also help keep your business running smoothly. Making small but subtle changes can make all the difference, and here are just a few of the ways in which you can do just that.

Be Efficient

First and foremost, you need to understand how your business currently operates. If you have noticed a decline in work output, it may be time to make some changes. You need to be open to the idea of potentially changing how you work too, as your main priority should be to keep your business running effectively. Creating goals and objectives and providing each member of the team with a plan can help to boost productivity. Letting your employees know the code and conduct of your business is crucial.

Reduce Distractions

With billions of people logging into social media platforms like Facebook every day, it comes as no surprise that social media can be a big problem in the workplace. If you find that your employees are getting distracted, there are several things that you can do to boost productivity. Instead of putting a no-phone ban in place, try and keep your employees engaged and focused, while providing them with some breathing room. For example, encourage your team to switch off their phones, but take regular breaks which they can use to check their phone. This will mean that they are more productive once they get back to their desks.

Delegate Roles

No matter the task or project, it’s important that your team works together to get the job done. When it comes to delegating roles, you should be confident in your employees’ abilities to successfully complete the task, so identifying strengths and weaknesses is crucial. To improve job satisfaction and boost morale in the workplace, you need to know how to assign responsibilities correctly. Regular training can be a great way to keep an eye on how your team are doing, giving you more clarity on who should perform what role.

Provide Support

From the moment your staff walk through the door, it’s important that they’re happy and in good spirits in order to perform their roles effectively. To get the most out of your team, you should provide support and guidance to each member of your workforce. To do this, you can hold regular team meetings where you can outline any issues, ensuring they’re nipped in the bud before they turn into a serious problem. You can also hold one on one meetings which can be a great way to get to know your employees on a personal level, helping them to feel more confident and relaxed in their job.

Reward Your Employees

We all need to let off a bit of steam from time to time, so rewarding your employees throughout the year is a must. Employees want to feel valued and respected in the workplace, so providing incentives such as bonuses or special perks can make a big difference and help to motivate your team.

You may also want to start thinking about planning a Christmas party – yes, they get booked up this early! If you are stuck for ideas, let a company like Team Tactics handle it for you. You can look for ideas for this year’s Christmas party via the team Tactics website, as they provide everything from treasure hunts to chocolate and cocktail making.  Having something like this booked will give your employees something to look forward to.

Knowledge is power in the business world. Understanding how your team works can allow you to delegate roles and responsibilities to the right people. When it comes to boosting productivity in the workplace, make sure to be efficient, reduce distractions and provide support and guidance. Don’t forget to reward your employees too.

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  • Chris Duquette

    Give me more money and I will never complain.

  • Andrew Riopel

    I just want more recognition, that's it.

  • Dan Herrera

    Listen to your employees and reward their efforts, they won't let you down.

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Anas Bouargane

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Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at AlphaSense. Anas holds a bachelor degree in applied economics from the University Paris Sud.

   

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