Achieving optimum productivity is one of the aims of every business owner. The higher the productivity rate, the better the ROI (return on investment). When it comes to productivity, you need to juggle a lot of variables. One of the staff, another is your tools, then you have the workspace environment, and not to mention yourself as a leader. In order to achieve the highest possible level of productivity, you need to create a strategy and start motivating staff. To help you discover ways to do this, take a look at the list below:
Create a Culture of Inclusion
Developing a great company culture where all your staff members feel empowered to offer input into the effective running of your business. The idea is to make your staff feel valued and that what they do and say really matters in the grand scheme of things. Perhaps you could have regular meetings and ask for feedback from your staff members. Include them in the plans of the business, too, don’t keep people in the dark. Become an open and honest company community, and this will serve you well.
Technology and Tools
The technology and tools that you use can either help you move forward or keep you in the stone age. Technology is moving on at such as fast rate that anything you have is going to be an old model only a year or so down the line. That does not mean you need to upgrade every year. But, what it does mean is that you need to keep your eye on all the relevant upgrades and pick the right time and product to upgrade to. Software, for example, is something that needs to be upgraded every few years. You cannot fall behind your competitors in this regard. New software speeds things up, allows you to capture more data, has enhancements and better features, and is far less likely to corrupt. All tools are being upgraded, too; things like airlocks for integrated systems can drastically improve your system and make you more productive. So, investigate all the new technology and tools out there and make executive decisions on how to improve your business.
Be Strong Hire and Fire
When it comes to people, you need to be strong. That means having the right system in place to hire the right people. Asking the right questions in the interview is key. Don’t make things too easy; otherwise, you may get the wrong kinds of people. On the flip side, you have to go to be strong and fire people who are not up to standard. Bad employees can really bring a business down. They can sap the morale out of the rest of the team, and they are unproductive, and this is like a poison that infects the rest of the team. Keep documentation, give warnings, and most of all, be strong and fire people. If people know that they might get sacked, they are far more likely to pull their weight. Don’t keep bad employees.