If you own a business that has multiple interactions with clients or customers, you know how important it is for your employees to be productive. If an employee isn’t productive for a day, it can really hurt your sales, workflow, and even your other employees. If one or more of your employees has been lagging in the productivity department, you need to step in and do something. Here’s how to improve the productivity of your employees:
Some of your employees may not be entirely productive because they’re confused or unclear about your instructions. In order to remedy this, try to be as concise as possible when speaking with your employees. Instead of adding anecdotes or tangents to your instructions, give your employees one or two clearly-defined tasks and make sure they understand before moving on to the next subject.
Encourage Open Communication
If an employee is confused about a particular task in a closed-communication environment, he or she will waste more time trying to figure it out alone than if they asked for your advice. For this reason, you should always encourage open communication with your employees. Ensure that they free to talk to you should a question or problem arise.
Hold Regular Meetings
Some employees can veer off-task over time because they are used to doing something a certain way or forget the importance of a certain task. If you hold regular meetings about your company’s goals, it will be much easier for your employees to be productive. They will be reminded of the goals and tasks on a regular basis and much more likely to adhere to them than if they are expected to remember lofty goals from infrequent meetings.
Allow For Different Work Styles
If you truly want to improve the productivity of your employees as much as possible, allow for different work styles. This could mean allowing employees work at their preferred hours – when appropriate and/or develop their own processes for getting work done. Whatever you decide, make sure to let your employees know that they are free to do the work in whichever way they choose as long as the result is consistent with your goals. Sometimes, the real culprit is understaffing.
Contact Award Staffing and we can help match you up with employees who are receptive to feedback and who can work quickly without compromising on their work’s integrity.
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