The productivity level of a company determines its survival. A company with high productivity is more likely to make greater profit than a company dealing with productivity issues. And if a company is not making profit, it will not survive long in the demanding business industry.
Below are three cost effective, comprehensive tips you could use to improve productivity in your company and earn more profit.
1) Reduce Meetings
Research found out that more than half of company meetings happen without a definite agenda.They also found out that 33% of this meetings are unproductive, and a third of the time spent in meetings is usually non work related.
Plan meetings with a definite agenda, and structure how the time will be spent in a meeting. Be as detailed as possible to avoid wasting that one third of the time usually spent on non-work related things.
2) Clearly Define Job Scope
Employees can perform their tasks better if they know exactly what they are supposed to do, and when. Most employees no longer even know what their job is, new task are added to their scope on a daily basis, and they occasionally have to take on projects that are outside their normal routine.
Have a written job description for every employee. Specify what an employee is expected to do on daily basis, ranking the duties according to priority. Update the job description every time and employee has to permanently add a task to their daily duties. Share the work descriptions of the rest of the team on a common platform so that employees not only know their duties, but understand where their team mates’ duties begin.
3) Mandatory Rest
This might be a bit confusing for someone trying to get the most out of their day. How can taking time off help you be more productive? Well, the human brain needs rest. Long hours of work without rest can cause fatigue, loss of focus, and stress. That’s just the recipe for unproductiveness.
Insist that everyone take a one-hour break from work and office setting. Walk outside. Sit in the pantry. Anything that can help one rejuvenate and refuel to start work afresh. When employees come back from the break, their minds will be sharper, and they will be more alert and ready to get back into their work, so productivity will likely be higher.