1. Give your team the tools it needs
The skills of your team are crucial to business success. But the tools they use in their work play an even bigger role. Choosing the right tools will make their tasks easier and their workflow smoother.
Working hours are limited to 24 hours and tasks are endless. Plus, you don't want your workforce to be less efficient. That's where productivity and time tracking apps come in.
With their help, you can not only schedule tasks correctly but also track how productive they were throughout the day.
Collaboration apps encourage and analyze teamwork. The ability to collaborate instantly is useful for team cohesion. Creative ideas can come spontaneously.
In addition, collaboration tools enable your team to work in a coordinated way. They can turn to you when needed. In short, it promotes a smooth workflow and helps you speed up your work by making it easier.
Whether your team works in a traditional office or remotely, communication tools are simply a must. The email usually helps with work, but messages are very easy to lose.
Apps like Twist and Slack are great for managing interactions, and texts are easy to track.
2. Focus on employee development
You can help employees develop a wide range of skills to increase their productivity.
From small day-to-day skills like spreadsheets and touch typing to larger skills like creating ideal time management techniques for their work. Proper training even leads to greater productivity and efficiency.
3. Be a role model.
A simple mantra for managers is to work as model employees. Act the way you want your employees to behave: be impartial, considerate, and courteous to team members and colleagues.
4 Communicate frequently
Constant communication benefits everyone involved. It is reassuring for employees to know that they are being monitored and that help is available if they want it.
For managers, this is especially true when it comes to managing procrastination. By giving them daily updates, you will let them know that accountability is expected, so they will find it easier to stick to project timelines and work tasks.
5. Make work-life balance more desirable.
Although productivity is key, remember that your staff is not machined! Allow and encourage breaks and do not encourage burnout.
Offer flexible working hours and (if possible) the option to work from home. Each person works individually, so allow staff to do what is good for them.
Tired employees are unproductive. More and more of them are changing jobs.