Productivity

How to Make Your Employees More Productive

Perhaps you have heard the saying that a company is only as good as its employees. In order to have top quality work come out of your company, you need to assure that your employees are productive and motivated enough to help you grow. Determined employees can help your business become more successful, but in order for them to do so productivity is key. Whether it is building better communication or learning the latest office hacks, take some of these tips with you to make your employees more productive and help lead your team to better performance and business success.

Hovering

Don’t hover

Nothing is worse than having an authority figure watch your every move. Giving your employees personal space to work freely leads to focused, happier workers. An employee will only perform to the best of their ability if their full focus is on their work; so try to let your employees do their jobs with minimal interference.

Communication

Communication

If you want your employees to be honest and open with you, you need to treat them in the same manner (remember the Golden Rule.) Keeping your employees up to date with the status of the business or any weekly news can show that you respect them and appreciate their time, efforts, and input. Not sharing information can be detrimental to the trust between you and your employees and might force them to stray away from their work.

Teach

Teach

Knowledge is power. Communicating with your employees on how to properly do their job can lead to better performance and long-term success. We are continually learning. Many employees dislike speaking up to avoid looking bad, so save them the trouble and train them based on your expectations and their job responsibilities in order to increase confidence in your employees.

Organize

Organize

It has been proven that employee productivity increases when working in a distraction-free environment. Investing in workspace organizers or breakroom necessities could allow you to increase creativity and collaboration amongst your staff.

Reward

Reward

Recognizing employee performance boosts their  morale and helps build a more respectful relationship between you and your employees. Making your employees feel appreciated and important is a key factor in improving productivity. Offering feedback can also assure their performance is up to par with your standards.

Relationships

Relationships

Making sure your employees are comfortable with who they work with is very important. Creating relationships with your employees aside from their cubicle can make them feel supported and motivated to do better.

Flexible

Be flexible

Get to know your employees’ backgrounds and out-of-the-office life. It’s important to remember the delicate balance of work and home life. While we know we have to keep our personal life out of work, sometimes it just spills over. Telecommuting is a great option to give employees for those who might have children and would like to be home to get them off the bus.

Provide

Provide

Give your employees the right equipment in order for them to get their jobs done properly. This could help avoid excuses for not getting work done and opportunities to slack off. Providing all the necessary supplies can help assure that your staff will always be prepared.

Role Model

Role model

Your employees look up to you so you need to be the best example to go by. Make sure you are following your standards as well and your employees will mirror your actions.

Restrict

Restrict

With the increased use of social media, it can be easy to become absorbed in all the latest posts online. As a solution, you should declare office rules in order to keep your employees attentive to their work. Internet restrictions will eliminate the distractions of searching the web and guarantee that your employees are focusing on their tasks.

Following these tips can help your employees fall in love with their workspace and boost productivity.