When it comes to improving productivity at work, most companies would suggest that employees work harder. However, what if I told you that you can increase productivity byï¿½creating smarter process to streamline your workers ( work smarter, not harder).
Although it is much easier for smaller business to implement these changes. Increasing productivity with smarter processes can be quite a challenge in itself. ï¿½As there are many areas to consider in order to start these processes it can be quite tedious if you have no idea where to begin.ï¿½Thatï¿½s why we here at Anitech will provide you with 6 key points to assistï¿½you in making the streamlining process easier.
1. Communicate and create a productive environment
In any business, communication is the key to success, by clearly communicating the goals and procedures to your workers the streamlining process becomes much easier as employees already know what to expect and as such wonï¿½t be surprised when itï¿½s time to apply these changes. By communicating to your workers not only do you convey the message, you also empower them, and the employees feel as though they are important (which they are) .By showing that you value your staffs inputs and experience, you are creating an atmosphere promoting respect to each other and loyalty and loyal staff are usually willing to do a ï¿½bit moreï¿½.
2. Plan and create policies
Planning is needed for any and all projects that you start in the workplace. By being smart and planning, you can break down the large project to simple tasks, which can be easily delegated to staff member who ï¿½possess the skills needed to complete the task. Also this allows you to create processes and policies to accommodate each step, making sure that the process of improving productivity runs smoothly without a hitch.
A reasonable method to implement new procedures or policies is to try and find the areas that need improvement by looking at current employee behaviour, once these ï¿½gapsï¿½ have been found, you will need to draft appropriate methods to mend the gaps.ï¿½Clear processesï¿½allows the workers to easily adapt to the changing environment and it only becomes clear when the communication between employers and employees is good.
Once you start a project you must stick to it, there should be no jumping around from one project to another in oneï¿½day. Set one day to overlook each project and delegate your time and efforts to performing at your peak to fulfilling the set task for that day, rather than worrying about the second project happening tomorrow. When your mind wanders so do you and as such you will not be able to complete any substantial work. The longer you take to complete the task the longer it will take to combine and implement as such lowering productivity even further.
4. Invest in people
One of the main components required to nourish the growth of productivity is the abilities of skilled employees and how they apply their knowledge to overcoming situations. Skilled employees are more likely to take on responsibility and do not need to be supervised as much, they are able to adapt quickly to the changing environment: ï¿½survival of the fittestï¿½, in this case the fittest being the one who can change, to further improve the company.Hiring skilled employees also leads to a lesser turn over rate lowering costs. As such investing in skilled employees by offering training or incentives will allow the change process to flow smoother.
5. Measuring Set goals
During the planning stage, the goals were set and procedures should be drawn up to visualise and direct employees in order to achieving set goals. In order to test whether or not the goals have been reached, you should access the outcome of the change and how well it faired. This will allow you to understand if you policies and procedures were effective or not, If they were not you can always find the missing links and patch them up. Measuring the improvement of your company allows you to understand and pinpoint the methods that worked and those that didnï¿½t.
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