Engaging a productive workforce is one of the most vital components of a business. One way management can implement productive practices is by eliminating practices that detract from it.
According to a recent survey conducted by Career Builder, employees said the top five productivity killers at work include: cellphones and texting, the internet, gossiping, social media and checking email.
Although some of these happenings cannot be avoided, such as checking email, others can be like social media searches and cell phone usage.
Other steps can also be taken to increase overall employee engagement and happiness. There are ways to be productive and still maintain an innovative, fun to be in workplace. Keep these three tips in mind when encouraging more productive practices:
- Engage in critical thinking: Not every work process must be dissected for best results all the time, but reflecting on work practices from time to time can help make changes and ensure everything is the best it can be.
- Focus on productivity: A scheduled day from start to finish can be daunting, especially if it remains in that manner for a set period of time. A setting, such as flexible work hours or long lunch breaks can be fine, if workers are told their work must be done at the end of the day. It’s not how they do it, but that they get it done.
- Prioritize: An employee could consider reading all their email as a productive finished task, but how productive is it really? Ensure workers prioritize their days with things that must be completed for the best work output.
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