Productivity is the heart and soul of any workplace. When an employer can create a productive workplace not only will profitability increase, employee morale will also soar. Sounds great, right? It is! Once you can hit this goal…
Creating a productive workforce takes time, patience and effort. Because of this it’s an aspect of the business world that many companies struggle with.
The following are some tips and tricks to help with business productivity:
- Hire the Right People
Many people are intrinsically motivated to be more productive than others. They are great problem-solvers, troubleshooters and come up with innovative solutions and accomplish work more efficiently. Asking the right questions during the hiring process can help you find these types of people.
- Empower Your People
Give your employees an opportunity to make their own decisions. Ask them what THEY would do and guide based on your training and experience.
- Set Clear Goals and Expectations
People don’t know what is expected of them if you don’t tell them. You are not free to judge them based on things that “they should have known”.
- Know Your People’s Strengths
When you know what your employees strengths are, you can set them up for success. You can see where they excel (and where they may not) and play to those strengths.
- Ask For Input
Ask your employees what they need from you to be more productive. Whether it be tools, additional training or time with you or another worker; don’t assume you know what’s always best for everyone.
The key theme here is the involvement and support of your employees. Do you need help creating a productive work environment? Boom can help.
Boom People Solutions provides Human Resource consulting and our services are tailored to the needs of each client’s workforce. With 15+ years of HR experience in natural resources, construction and union employment, we are proud to provide an immeasurable amount of knowledge and expertise to any small business we have the pleasure of working with.