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A Quick Guide to Making Your Workplace More Productive

In every business, the greatest asset to have is your employees. A highly motivated and dedicated team of staff will guarantee you maximum outputs and a positive work culture that will encourage growth and development. In today’s dynamic workspace, employers are being called upon to create a more conducive environment for their employees because three-quarters of their lives are spent in the workplace. It is always quite frustrating when your team cannot meet deadlines or are unable to get things done. As a manager, CEO or director of any company, your staff’s dedication should also be a priority goal equal to your company’s product.

Introducing small yet efficient changes will bring you exemplary results that will transform your workspace into a highly vibrant environment that can foster innovation and creation.

An attractive remuneration package is no longer enough to sustain employees at work. This guide provides a look at eight tips that will result in optimum productivity within your work setting.

Introduce Rotational Shifts

Rotational shifts are part of a work schedule system where your given number of employees are split into shifts depending on the number and targeted production output.  You can improve productivity with rotating shifts since the staff can work during the day and the night on a rotating basis. This serves as an important activity as they get the opportunity to learn how to work during peak hours. More so, customer experience during the change of shifts is increased, and you also get the chance to train all your employees.

Set Realistic Goals and Objectives

Nothing screams’ uncoordinated industry or company’ as one without a clear set of goals. Communicate to your staff what goals have been set for the company and what is expected of them. Companies tend to recruit employees without a clearly defined job description and later on burden their employees with an unstructured and unrelated set of tasks. This kind of action demotivates and confuses the employees as they are unaware of what to prioritize and what to keep pending.

Identify Productivity Killers

Your employee is better positioned to explain what they consider to be productivity killers in the workplace. Engage your employees in one-on-one meetings with them and understand what areas of improvement need to be addressed. It could be your weekly Friday afternoon meetings that you introduced that seems to be heavily taking a toll on their weekend plans. You should note that the workplace is transforming into a fun and productive place where employees require comfort and positivity for growth and development.

Company Culture

Your company culture will dictate how productive and motivated your employees are. For example, with the recent Covid-19 pandemic, most workplaces have transformed into having their employees work remotely to avoid the virus’s spread. Before the pandemic, some companies would engage their employees on either part-time or remote working programs on certain days. Such an initiative would make your employees happier because it helps cut on commuting expenses and reduces the time spent.

Team Building Activities

Breaking away from a normal business routine will help your employees build strong relationships with each other. Provide an avenue where your workforce can freely engage with each other away from the quiet office environment. Wrangles that existed in the office can be easily forgotten through outdoor activities that bring your team together. As your team engages in various activities, teamwork skills will be heavily reinforced.

Career Development Opportunities

Working the same routine job, 9-5, can be quite boring for some. Introducing training opportunities, either internally or externally, for your workforce will open them up to new ideas that they can implement within the workplace.

Incentivize

Aside from the monthly remuneration given, introduce an incentive to motivate your employees to put in more work and provide better results. This could be in the form of monetary value or such as bonuses or recognition awards such as employee of the month. Despite it being an internal arrangement, it goes a long way in encouraging your employees to put their best foot forward.

Be Open to Feedback

As a manager, you may think that it’s either your way or the highway. This never works. Trust your employees and be open to receiving feedback from them, whether positive or negative. Don’t also hold back on feedback. Provide constructive criticism on your employees’ performance. This will, in turn, boost their confidence in handling the task, and they will be more open to seeking advice from you.

 In conclusion, your employees are your greatest asset; therefore, appropriately investing in them translates to better output and optimal productivity.

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