5 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace
Manning the task of pushing people to give their best in an environment that is hardly inspiring or motivating is not easy; more so, if you are a lady in the man’s world. Determination and self-motivation help, and so does reading up on a few things to get new ideas. Here are 5 ways to increase productivity in the workplace.
1. Alter the look of the place
Just because it’s a workplace, it doesn’t have to look dead boring. Swap those grim grey walls and furniture for more soothing and pleasant colors that will automatically lift the mood. Also, encourage your employees to put their personal things on their desks or cubicles – anything that releases their stress. How does it matter how the office looks as long as it keeps everyone happy and the productivity at top-notch.
2. Engage in regular pep talks
Pep talks are imperative to the healthy functioning of any workplace. Talk to the team or employees as much as you can. Keep the energy flowing, whether it’s by giving them shots of motivation every now and then, or simply by taking time to listen to their problems. Constant encouragement is the best thing a leader or a boss can do for their team/employees.
3. Hold lesser meetings, expect more action
Discussions, talks, analysis, progress reports – it’s all important, but you can cut out the fuss and elaborateness from it. Try to keep the meetings short and to the point. Holding unnecessarily long meetings are a complete waste of time and cut down on the work hours. For the smaller issues, you can always gather your team around you and convey whatever you have to.