4 Unconventional Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

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4 Unconventional Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

 

Re-blogged from smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com.

employee-productivityAre you looking to increase your employees’ productivity? Check out these four unconventional ways to boost productivity in the workplace:

  1. Reduce stress through family-care programs. Help employees manage their personal and professional lives with programs and services that help them address the most pressing and stressful needs in their lives: their families. And it’s not just about child care, either. Think about how you can help them take care of their aging parents, their pets and their households, too.
  2. Provide flexible work options. With respect to both work schedule and work location, as long as work gets done, it shouldn’t matter where or when it was accomplished. Recent Gallup research found that employees who work remotely even part of the time are both more engaged and more productive. If it’s possible for your employees to complete their tasks outside the office, give them the option to do so.
  3. Encourage breaks. Creating mandatory fun sounds like a contradiction, but celebrating birthdays, allowing budget for team lunches, holding quarterly group activities or even having a beer or snack cart for random holidays can boost team spirit and culture. A break for forced fun can reduce mental fatigue, increase collaboration and morale, and offer employees the opportunity to clear their heads.
  4. Demonstrate leadership. There’s a trickle-down approach to how supervisors mentor. It starts with human resources departments and top executives recognizing and rewarding employees for their advances and their contributions. Public shout-outs, spot awards and profiles in regular company communications demonstrate company values and reinforce them across the workforce. The most productive companies have a policy and culture in place where the appreciation for each employee is apparent.

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