Encouraging Productivity in the Workplace
Entrepreneur Magazine recently published an article discussing the ways in which company owners can hamper the productivity of their employees. The author of the article, Jason W. Womak, found that employers play a massive role in how effectively their workforce functions. He lists micro-management, lack of acknowledgement and interruptions amongst the worst productivity downers.
While this is an aspect of the work environment to which employers need to pay careful attention – the success of the business is reliant on the output of the people who work there – this can be a tricky issue to navigate. One only needs to take a look at Womak’s suggestions below to see that a great boss who strives to encourage productivity amongst their workforce needs to know where the fine line is between being involved and being too involved.
For example, Womak comments that employers need to promote better communication with their employees, leaving room for them to ask all the right questions before embarking on any given task. On the other hand, he also notes that a good boss should not interrupt their staff members every time they need something, but rather forewarn them of conversations which need to take place via e-mail.