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Business Tips: How to Maximise Productivity

Productivity is vital for success and growth in the workplace. Whether you are an employer or the employee, you need to ensure maximum productivity is reached regarding your business. For your business to be successful and thrive, your colleagues need to be productive. Meeting targets and completing tasks is a must. If you find that you or your employees are demotivated and productivity in the workplace is low, these tips are for you. Here are some hints and tips that will help increase the productivity levels in the workplace.


Show Appreciation


As a member of staff, one of the easiest ways to be demotivated is not being praised for the hard work you are putting in. For this reason, it is vital that as an employer you are thanking and appreciating your employee’s work and effort.  A study conducted found that employees that felt valued in the workplace were more likely to have higher productivity levels and complete given tasks. Therefore, workers who feel appreciated by their employer are more likely to feel more motivated to get their work done and complete it to the highest standard.

It is important to publically praise your employees during a meeting, providing them with written or verbal rewards. This will make it clear that any employee that puts in extra work for a project will be praised for their efforts. This will help build productivity and motivation.

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Having Appropriate Working Conditions


A major factor that would affect your employee’s productivity is having slow, old technology that cannot keep up with their workload. Having to wait around for the technology to work or for their computer to load, can be extremely demotivating.

Purchasing new technology that works effortlessly with minimum loading time, should increase your employee’s productivity as they are able to complete their tasks. By also purchasing new, much needed, the technology you will be showing your employees that you care about their welfare and their work.


Allow Short Tea or Coffee Breaks


Working 9 till 5 in an office can be tiring and productivity can begin to slip as they day continues. Sitting at a computer all day can be draining for your employees, and without short breaks, they can become demotivated. To keep your employees engaged and boost productivity, allow them to take short, 5 minutes, breaks to make a tea or coffee. This will allow them to take some time away from their desk and come back refreshed and ready to work.

To take it to the next level, buying an office coffee machine for you and your employees to use will also give them a short break. This small gesture that everyone can use will show your employees that you care about them.

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Have Set Goals and Tasks


Giving your employees free rein on a project is usually not a good idea. The task may take too long to complete or not be completed to the highest standard and quality. It is widely agreed that people work better under pressure, therefore, it is important to remember to set your employees goals and deadlines. These deadlines should be set in stone. Open-ended deadlines will not increase productivity or motivation.

However, setting unachievable deadlines can be a create a huge stump in productivity as people may think they will never meet the tasks. For this reason, it is vital that you are setting goals that are achievable for your employees.