How you manage employee productivity can have a huge impact on the success and growth of your organization. It can be easy to fall into the trap of micromanaging your employees or always asking them to work longer hours, but this does more harm than good. By compromising your employees’ well-being in the name of productivity, team morale will plummet, innovation will be stifled, and eventually turnover will increase.
So what does improve employee productivity? In this blog, we’ve listed six important organizational factors that can lead to higher productivity if managed correctly.
Work environment – Nothing kills employee productivity and motivation like negativity and lack of support. Your workers will be more engaged in their roles if they see that you prioritize their well-being and work-life balance. A strong two-way feedback system will also help employees feel heard and grow within your organization.
Company culture – The values and culture that your organization upholds can have a huge impact on employee productivity. By hiring people who believe in your values, your teams will naturally be more motivated to perform well. But be careful that those values are actually reflected in your organizational goals and the way you operate your business. It’s all about walking the walk.
Employee engagement – Engagement starts with fair treatment. When your workforce feels supported by you, it builds a better relationship between them and the organization. Over time, they’ll grow more attached to the organizational goals they are working toward, and this will push them to be more productive. Autonomy, empowerment, feedback, appreciation, and proper guidance are just some aspects that can contribute to this employee engagement.
Leadership – How your managers interact with and manage their team is one of the most important factors in employee productivity. Invest in training programs that help your managers lead with more empathy, understanding, and trust. Specifically, choose programs that cover how to adjust management techniques to accommodate different scenarios and diverse personalities.
Training and development – Speaking of training, courses should be made available to all of your employees, not just management. Professional development can help employees be more confident and successful in their career with your organization. Not to mention that when they are well-versed in what they do, they complete their tasks faster and customer satisfaction improves as a result.
Technology – Especially in today’s remote work environment, technology is key to employee productivity. It saves your workers from doing repetitive and manual tasks, giving them more time to complete larger projects that they can feel excited about. By implementing cloud-based technology tools that are consistent with your employees’ needs, you will be paving the way for better innovation and growth in your organization.
Read more about how different organizational factors influence employee productivity in our HR Knowledge Hive.