How To Boost Employee Productivity

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Productive employees are crucial to your company’s bottom line. If you want a successful business with happy clients/customers, you need to ensure your employees are consistently productive and engaged within the workplace.

If productivity is dipping in your business, it may be time to make small changes that will boost employee productivity.

Here are our tips for boosting employee productivity:

Ensure Seamless Communication

Seamless communication is important for any business. Whether you have a handful of employees or multiple departments, your team should be able to communicate with each other and with clients easily and effectively.

The wrong telecommunication system can be a total headache for a business. To ensure smooth communication between employees and provide a flawless journey for customers when they get in touch, you need a high-quality custom telecommunication system.

With so many businesses currently working from home, communication is not only important for business but is also important for the mental wellbeing of your employees.

Working from home can be isolating, particularly for those employees living alone. Being able to communicate effectively with your team will help your business run smoothly and enable you to check in on your team regularly.

Take Advantage Of The Cloud

More and more businesses around the globe are turning to cloud solutions such as Office 365, G Mail and DropBox. As well as saving time and providing an added layer of security, working from the cloud can boost productivity within your team.

Migrating your emails, files, calendars, projects and more to a cloud platform creates a collaborative and reliable workplace for your team.

It enables your employees to work from anywhere using any device. Your team can access their tasks, projects, and workloads at the click of a button.

migrating to a cloud solution can boost employee productivity

Make Use Of Task Management Tools

Task management tools are also a great way to increase employee productivity. Online apps, such as Asana, are useful for managing tasks and projects as a team. Employees can easily keep track of their workload, manage their tasks, collaborate on projects and set goals. Task management tools allow teams to work to deadlines and discuss projects or tasks.

Using a task management platform will also help you break the habit of micromanagement and encourage employees to take control of their workload.

Improve Workplace Conditions

If your team is working from home, it can be challenging to improve their workplace conditions. However, to ensure productivity, ensure your employees have access to a working computer or laptop and have a desk and chair that adheres to health and safety requirements.

You should also encourage your team to take regular breaks away from their desk. When working from home, it can be easy to slip into bad habits and work through lunch breaks. However, missing breaks can reduce productivity and quality of work.

If you are working in the office or workplace, aim to create a space that employees enjoy being in. Your workplace should be uncluttered with few distractions.

Try to use natural lighting where possible and have “break out” areas where your employees can go to take a break from their desk. Don’t be afraid to use colour when decorating the workplace and encourage employees to personalise their workspace.

Plants are also a great addition as they have an array of health benefits. Your workplace should also be kept clean and hygienic at all times.

Provide Training

Training courses and refresher courses are an effective way to improve employee knowledge, and therefore employee productivity. The better understanding a person has of the task ahead of them, the likelier they are to complete it to the best of their ability. Similarly, if an employee is confident using a specific software or app, they will use it regularly.

it can be helpful to talk to your team and ask them if there is anything, they feel they need training on. Or discuss potential training courses within a team meeting. Getting input from your employees will help you choose training courses that are going to be genuinely useful for your team.

Offer Incentives

For years, companies have used employee rewards and incentives to nurture positive workplace practices. Rewarding hard work and offering useful incentives can give your employees the push they need to increase their productivity.

Popular employee incentives include extra annual leave, tickets to events, tech gadgets, exciting experience days and gift vouchers.

incentives such as experience days can boost employee productivity

Get In Touch

Here at Claritel, we provide affordable and bespoke business telecoms, data and infrastructure solutions. From business landlines, virtual numbers and hosted VoIP to business broadband and wireless infrastructure, we have solutions for business of all shapes and sizes.

If you require straightforward business telecoms that are tailormade, installed and maintained by us, get in touch. We offer flexible services to accommodate businesses at various stages of growth.