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How to improve employee productivity

Lachlan Ross

October 23, 2021

Having an engaged workforce is a key part in running a successful business. And a brand’s success is also more often than not directly connected with employee productivity. As each team member meets their set goals, you’ll find it’s much easier to reach the collective targets of your business. By keeping track of employee productivity, you can identify areas that could use a little improvement, and ultimately create a workplace that your employees are excited to come to each day. So how do we reach those productivity targets? Let’s have a look at some of the easiest ways to improve employee productivity in your business.

Support, support, support!

Not a day goes by where employees will encounter some kind of issues in the workplace. Be it big or small, it’s going to happen to everyone. As an employer, providing a personalised support experience will go a long way to making each team member feel valued and heard. Not only does this show that you really are listening, it’ll solve the problems at hand and allow greater focus on work. Win-win!

Get your onboarding right

The onboarding process is one of those make or break moments for both employees and businesses. Getting it right sets your new employees up on a solid pathway to being a happy, contributing member of your team. With enough planning and time spent during this phase, you can help new employees feel welcome and comfortable in their new work environment. And as a result, your staff will feel positive about doing their best from the get-go.

Maintain open communication and feedback

A breakdown in communication is a breakdown in productivity. Maintaining an open dialogue via established platforms and channels will make it easier for everybody to stay on the same page. And as many workplaces have shifted to a hybrid work location system, this is more important than ever. With effective communication and feedback, trust and understanding grows amongst employees, resulting in a more cohesive and productive workplace.

Set out your goals to boost employee productivity

While a little aimless wandering can be good for the soul, in the workplace, it puts your business at a disadvantage. Clearly outlining your goals and targets is essential to have all employees working in the same direction. It provides a finishing line, and can drive employees to make that final push and reach your desired outcomes.

Increase employee productivity with incentives

While it would be nice to work for the sake of work at all times, the truth is, sometimes people need an extra push to get them working at their best. And providing employee incentives can be that extra motivation. And while a nice shiny financial bonus will usually do the trick, there are a few other incentives that can benefit both employer and employee. Flexible work arrangements, paid time off and accessible wellbeing programs can all have a profound impact on the enthusiasm that your employees show. And in the end, your business will be better off for it.

Don’t overwork your employees

Overworking your employees is a fast track to lower productivity, greater exhaustion, and an eventual dip in concentration. Yes, sometimes you might find yourself short staffed, but always do your best to encourage employees to work only during their rostered shifts. It’ll serve them and your business much better if you are able to call another rested employee into work

Keep up the training

While it’d be great to know all the things all the time – we simply don’t. Providing regular training is a great way to bring your team together and keep their skills sharp and up to date. By using in-person training, webinars and team building exercises, you can help your employees enhance and develop new skills while furthering their existing ones. A sure-fire recipe for greater employee productivity.

Switch up your processes and boost your employee productivity - book a demo today!

It can be easy to stick with what we know. After all, it’s what helped your business become successful in the first place, right? But every now and then, taking advantage of new concepts or technology can help boost your productivity. With digital signage, you no longer have to stress about spiralling marketing costs or time wasted ordering and receiving new displays, all just to waste more time placing them all around your store. With Mandoe Media’s digital signage solutions, you can create and deploy rich, dynamic content in just a few clicks. These eye-catching displays have been shown to increase foot traffic by 17% and daily sales by a whopping 30%. So not only will your productivity skyrocket, so will your bottom line. No more wasted time, no more unnecessary marketing costs. If you’d like to jump on board and see what the fuss is all about, get in touch and book a free demo today!
Lachlan Ross

Written by Lachlan Ross

Marketing Manager at Mandoe

I’m a SAAS-focused marketer with 10+ years of experience who likes to think I’ve got a way with words - thanks for stopping by and checking out this blog.

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