There are lots of reasons that your workplace may be suffering when it comes to your productivity. Some of these things are easier to fix than others. Here are some tips to help you solve your business’s productivity issues.
Limit Sources of Distraction
Distracted employees can cause you to lose out on a great deal of productivity. Consider redesigning your office environment so that you can limit these distractions. Install noise reduction ceiling tiles that will limit the amount of noise filtering through the office. Setup quiet zone offices so that employees that need to focus are able to do so. If your employees spend a large portion of their day on the phone, look into noise proof partitions or offices for them.
Replace Unreliable Equipment
Unreliable or poorly performing equipment can cause you to experience unnecessary downtime. Consider replacing this equipment with items that are more reliable. For example, replace your industrial barcode label printers with something that will take up less space and last longer. Another example of this is to update your computers. Slower systems may be causing your employees to take longer to complete their daily tasks.
Hold Meetings Sparingly
It can take a lot of time out of the day to have a meeting. Limit how many meetings that you want to have on a daily or weekly basis. It’s good to touch base with your employees, but not at the expense of their productivity. Instead, implement an online tracking system where your employees can enter in their progress on a project. Everyone can open the tracking sheet to see what still needs to be accomplished. This will eliminate the need for having a status update meeting.
Improve Coordination Efforts
Duplicating efforts is a waste of time and a loss of productivity. Assign a team lead to any projects that are in process. This person can become the liaison for any interdepartmental efforts to complete the tasks. They can coordinate and assign tasks to the individuals on the team. This will eliminate members of the team working on the same portion of the project. Have them put everything in writing and update the tracking sheet so that you can keep tabs on the situation.
In order to be successful in business, one of the things that you need to focus on is productivity. This will make or break your business. Use these tips so that you can reduce or eliminate much of your lost productivity in the workplace.