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4 Tips For Increasing Productivity Amongst Staff



4 Tips For Increasing Productivity Amongst Staff

When it comes to running a successful business, you’re only as strong as your weakest link. It’s important that everyone on your team is performing their best or it could hinder your team as a whole.

In other words, the more productive of a team you have, the higher your team morale will be, and the greater your profitability will be. Yet, motivating your team isn’t always an easy road.  Here are some of the best methods for boosting your team’s performance, and ultimately increasing your overall productivity.

More Action Fewer Meetings

One of the biggest causes of lost time in a business is spending more time talking about problems than actually fixing them. It’s critical that you put your team into action when you face an obstacle. From the way that you package your products, to the way you handle incoming client concerns, a hands-on approach to remedying problems is always the best route.

The next time you find your team facing an issue, get everyone together and participate in hands-on exercise instead of sitting around a table where potentially half your team isn’t tuned in to what you’re talking about.  Your time is valuable, and the more you use your time with actionable strategies instead of just talking about strategies, the more you’ll advance.

Take More Breaks

A common misconception is that the more you work, and the longer you work the more productive you’ll be. However, research shows that the more breaks you take, the more likely you are to produce better work during your productivity spurts. Encourage your team to take breaks more often, and you’ll find that you actually produce more at the end of the day.

When your team is worn out and spread thin, they work slower and it’s more difficult for them to focus. Yet, when people have enough time to rest and regather their thoughts, they come back more energized and more focused than before.

Limit Distractions

There are all sorts of distractions that come up in the workplace, particularly in modern times.  From smartphones to smartwatches to other gadgets, there’s enough going on around us to make our heads spin. Ideally, your employees should be working in an environment that has the least amount of distractions possible. When it’s work time it’s work time, and when it’s break time, it’s break time.

However, you don’t want to go to the extreme of micromanaging your employees by banishing personal freedoms like bringing their phones to work. Simply set some basic rules in place that balance work time and personal time.  If you allow one to spill over into the other, then you’ll find a major block in your productivity.

Use Technology to Your Advantage

While some jobs can never be replaced by technology, there are others that should be replaced by technology. Tedious tasks which take up a significant amount of your employees’ day can be handed off to automation or other software programs to streamline and boost your routine tasks. The more you can utilize technology for monotonous to-dos, the more your employees can focus on more important projects.