Productivity in your workplace is essential in boosting morale between colleagues, improving work efficiency, and in the long run improves customer and client confidence by being able to meet deadlines and provide high-quality work.
However, even the most productive offices can face moments of slowdown. In this article, I’ll be sharing 4 ways to encourage more productivity out of your workplace.
Utilizing Project Management Tools
In a nutshell, project management tools are software that you and your teammates can use to manage tasks, visualize the workflow, provide alerts on upcoming deadlines, and seamlessly communicate between one and another. This allows you to be aware of the tasks at hand and prioritize them accordingly. Just imagine a to-do-list on steroids.
Some software may have many more features and they usually come at a higher monthly cost. There are many out there to choose from, therefore this list of project management tools has shortlisted the best of the best out there.
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Let Employees Set Their Own Timetable
For a lot of industries, the 9-5 working hours don’t make sense. If you’re doing anything near creative, you would know that some people are much more productive at night than during the day. This rigid schedule can also be a cause of stress for many employees. I’m sure most of us have been through those hectic rush hours.
Instead, let your employees and colleagues decide when they want to clock in and out for the week. For as long as meetings are attended on time and deadlines are still met, flexible working hours are a great way to allow your team to increase its productivity.
Prioritize Everyone’s Well-Being
A stressed and unhealthy workplace is a cause for low productivity. Are your team members keeping themselves physically fit? Do they feel secure in the work environment? Or are there any members of the team bullying another person? These issues must be dealt with immediately.
You can’t force employees and colleagues to eat healthy food, but you can provide them options. There are many food delivery services across the country that will send healthy meals to your office’s doorstep.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), positive workplaces that promote mental health and care after employees with mental disorders are more likely to have less absentees, improved productivity and reap more economic gains. Remember, your team is the engine to your company. You’re not going to get the most out of it if it’s now well taken care of.
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Set Clear Goals and Give Feedback
The end goal of a project is obviously a must-know for each employee. But clear, short-term goals are much more effective in making sure that employees manage their time wisely and are on track to reach the end goal before the deadline. When each goal is met, provide your feedback. Acknowledge them if they did a good job, and if they need to patch a few things up, there’s still plenty of time to address it.
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This article was contributed by Claire Ward, a writer specializing in business and marketing related topics.Tags: business management, employee motivation, employee productivity, work environment, workplace productivity