Bad communication, no motivation and unhappy employees all lead to the same issue: Decreased workplace productivity. So what can you do about it? How can you make meeting deadlines a priority for everyone and not just something you stress out about every week? If you’re a struggling brand new business owner with continually dropping workplace productivity, this article is for you.
The Importance of Time Management
It never fails, does it? During each and every eight hour work day, you’re bound to run into obstacles that can prevent work from getting done. But how do you properly manage your time as well as making sure your employees do so?
The first goal is to make the growth or your business a company goal. Share your vision with your employees. Get them excited about how the company is growing and why it is important. How is your business changing the world for the better?
Get your employees engaged and excited about where your business is going and about goals that the company is reaching.
Say No to MicroManaging
Anytime when you have to manage people the tendency to micromanage or want to do everything yourself can be almost suffocating. You think “I can do this faster if I do it myself” or “I’m the only one who can do it correctly”. The truth though, is that while you might be able to do it better or faster, you can’t do everything yourself. Sorry! It’s just not the way it works. If you do everything yourself, your business is never going to grow and you’re going to spend your days stressed beyond belief about all of the things you’re only half doing because you don’t have the time to do it right. The best thing you can do is manage, but not micromanage. Check in, don’t babysit every project or assignment. No employee is going to be able to do their job properly with you standing over them. Instead, they’ll get frustrated and in turn you will and then you’ll have a bigger mess than you could even imagine. Always say no to micromanaging!
Besides making yourself available for questions and providing exactly what your employees need to get the job done right, breaking free from routine is another great way to increase your workplace productivity. If it’s possible to work remotely, find a way to provide an internet connection at a local park and get out of the office for the day. Whatever it takes to stay loose and break routine while still being productive, right?
Keeping workplace productivity at a point where it’s only ever increasing can be difficult but also lots of fun.