The basic requirement for building your business potentials for a significant increase is to make your employees more productive. Hiring the best talents is not the entire work and we will not be completely wrong to acknowledge that not all managers know how to make employees more productive. But the task is entirely on managers to create their employees into the right workforce by providing the obligatory work etiquettes, corporate policies and positive environment that would help them strive. To make your employees more productive, they must be healthy, happy, motivated and properly engaged.
Here are simple ways to make your employees more productive.
Know your employees
You should make a conscious effort to know your employees beyond what they have on their resumes. Get to know their values, their interests, their strengths, their weaknesses, their capabilities, their challenges, and aspirations for appropriate task delegation. Work hard on being genuinely interested in what interests them and major happenings in their personal lives. This will make them feel loved and valued by their employer and in turn, will positively impact on their performance. By getting to know them, you can discover unexploited skills that you can explore to your advantage and can get them to come forth with their ideas and concerns which might just be the piece of information needed to turn things around for better in your company. Employees who feel better understood and appreciated will try to impress and then strive to be more productive employees.
Develop your employees
Your employees should get better than they were before you hired them. Developing them is a way of engaging them and only engaged employees are more productive. Hence, it is good to offer them growth opportunities at work by tapping into their very numerous latent potentials. Coach them, register them for skills acquisition workshops and development courses, and help them get mentorship. Besides professional growth, avail them opportunities to learn new hobbies and non-work-related skills, and spare them some time to focus on their passion while engaged in self-building projects.
Always communicate with your employees
You cannot make your employees more productive without clear, early and constant communication. Endeavor to keep the communication channels between you and your employees open at all times. State clearly to them your expectations and always bring them up to speed about the whole business whenever necessary. Engage them constantly in chats and seek feedback from them all the time. This helps build their self-confidence and also unlocks new ideas for growth.
Inspire your employees
At all times, communicate a clear vision of where you are headed as a team, how to get there and make them believe that you all can get there. Always have them collaborate with you and the rest of the team and promote teamwork by making every input seem valuable. Encourage them to take risks and let them know that failure teaches a better way to achieve and also is a derivative of innovative thinking. Give them the chance to think, contribute and allow them to perform with their ideas. This helps them enjoy a bright mood while devoting more to work: happy employees are more productive.
Recognize and reward performance
Always recognize and celebrate accomplishments, demonstrate that you care about them and value their inputs. Praise good achievements and motivate them by offering incentives or rewards for achievements as a group or individually. Consider conducting employee appraisals weekly at a minimum and twice yearly to ascertain overall progress. Always remind them that their jobs are important and offer them every opportunity to do what they do best. There’s no better way to say/ that motivated employees are more productive.
Listen and support your employees
Offer audience to your employees as at when necessary, allow them to empty their thoughts and with deep wisdom decipher what to act upon, what to correct and what to accept. Give them chance to air their personal views and opinions or to bring forth complaints if they feel wronged. Ensure they have adequate support and access to needed resources. You would have on the application of all these stated above succeeded in building and creating a very productive workforce, ultimate driving growth to new heights in your establishment.