Increasing Employee Productivity

Posted on June 27, 2017

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Now that you have set your business and it has achieved a level of maturity, the next challenge that comes up is measuring the productivity of your employees. While most entrepreneurs are good at doing what they do, when they turn into business owners and hire a team to work together, they sometimes lack the tools or methodologies to figure out whether their team is working at an optimum or not.

Employee productivity is essentially employee output versus the spends the company does on an employee. So how can organization enhance or increase employee productivity?

Since, we are talking about humans and not machines and realize that each individual is differently wired, there are certain basic tools one can employ to boost employee productivity.

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Share your vision: While you as an entrepreneur have a very clear vision of where you want to take your business, unless the same vision is shared with employees and they are co-opted into believing in the same vision, their work will never be in sync with what is required. Therefore, at various times the business owner must take the lead in sharing the vision of the company. In fact, most established businesses treat the Vision of the Company as the basic DNA around which the organization is built.

Setting Goals: Most successful organisations excel at setting up individual milestones and goals for its employees. When an employee knows what his/her deliverables are, s/he is able to focus better on the goals set and deliver on expectations. The competitive spirit of an employee generally takes over in the scenario where a goal is well defines.

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Motivation: Be it home or the office, when we can motivate those who are central to our lives, the results are always positive. A leader should always be a good motivator and should be able to help his/her team in times where their performance is suffering. One should be able to empathize, support and guide them through their difficulties.

Invest in your Employees: When individuals work for long number of hours, they expect a basic comfort level and an atmosphere that allows them opportunities of growth & learning. Thus, companies must always make efforts to invest in their employees well being. Organizing team meets, celebrations, ideas exchange sessions, skill enhancement programs, public acknowledgement & appreciation of employees achievements all these go a long way in generating an atmosphere of trust and increasing output.

When individuals work for long number of hours, they expect a basic comfort level and an atmosphere that allows them opportunities of growth & learning. Thus, companies must always make efforts to invest in their employees wellbeing. Organizing team meets, celebrations, ideas exchange sessions, skill enhancement programs, public acknowledgement & appreciation of employees achievements all these go a long way in generating an atmosphere of trust and increasing output.

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These are time-tested tips that lead to improving employee productivity. Share with us below in the comments section other ideas that have helped you boost employee productivity.

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