Every employer wants to get the best out of their employees. After all, the more productive they are the better your profit margins will be.
And productivity and profitability build on each other. Getting to profitability allows you to reward them for their efforts.
Though it may not be conventional, one way to enhance productivity might be to purchase all your staff a mattress to help them with their sleep. This particularly applies if they have back pain from the job. There are many resources showing a strong correlation between good sleep and productivity. You can see from thesleepjudge.com just how much impact the right mattress will make on pain relief, good sleep, and productivity.
But, this is not a practical solution and has to be related to a reward. In fact, the best way to increase productivity and ensure your employees reach their full potential is to invest directly in them, not in items for them. Here are some other proven approaches:
If you ask your employees you’ll find that many of them would like to progress onto the next level at the firm but don’t feel they have the skills to do so.
This can leave them down hearted as they can see them continuing in the same rut for the long term and everyone loves to have a goal.
Even if you do not have any openings for the next stage in their career, by offering the training they crave you’ll get their loyalty, happiness and an increase in productivity.
If you’re not able to give your employees a promotion you might be able to give them more responsibility or the accountability for their current job.
This means the buck stops with them.
Not only will this make each of your employees feel more valued it will encourage them to do the best job they can.
A happy employee is more likely to reach its full potential and stay in your employ. Creating a happy employee can be done by something as simple as having an open door policy.
All you need to do is let your staff know that they can see you about an issue at any time; you can then do your best to resolve it.
Again, this engages your employee and makes them feel part of the whole, not just a cog in the machine.
It is important to develop a sense of team in your workforce. There are times when they will need to rely on each other and it is much easier to build potential as well as ask for support if the team already have a good bond.
To create the best teams you need to talk to your staff about their strengths and weaknesses and assess them yourself. This will allow you to create strong teams.
Just don’t be afraid to change the teams if you’ve got it wrong!
There will always be times when an employee fails to achieve a desired goal. This is a step along the way to reaching their full potential. As difficult as it may seem you need to provide support when they make mistakes and help them to see failure as an opportunity to learn.
With a little compassion and guidance all your team will reach their full potential and you’ll benefit from it.