No Bad Boss Here: How to Boost Productivity without Going Overboard

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When you own a business, the last thing you would want is for your employees to not meet orders or deadlines. Productivity is critical if your business is to survive. Today we discuss how you can boost productivity properly.

After you hire the right people for your business, it would be important to carefully build rapport and maximize productivity. Here are a few tips that you can apply in your business:

Embrace Flexibility

This is particularly useful for office businesses. With technology constantly evolving, it is now easier to be connected. This means that having a brick and mortar office is no longer the only option when it comes to your company. Employees who are able to have days where they work from the comfort of their homes are 44% more productive than those who are not able to do so.

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Obviously, this cannot apply for those who have cafes or restaurants. So flexibility must be taken into other forms. Do not be as harsh if your employees take time to talk to each other while on the clock—provided they are nor shirking on their duties. As you can see, flexibility comes in many forms. You just need to find something that works for you.

Incentivize!

Incentives are one of the best ways to keep your employees engaged and motivated to meet deadlines or even go beyond quota. Try to come up with a scheme that’s sure to perk up your employees without burdening your budget.

Creative rewards are one of the more effective ways in boosting your employee’s motivation and dedication to your business.

Group Outings

A common misconception is that group outings have to be gregarious and expensive. However, just because it says group outing does not mean that your employees have to go on a vacation at your expense.

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It could be something as simple as a monthly dinner out with your employees. If your business comprises of a large number of people, you have the different departments or teams have their own outings at least once a month. This is going to help show that the business is doing well enough to afford that and that the bosses care enough to give back to their employees.

Holiday Hampers!

Two little words that do a world of difference for employees! Disbursing holiday hampers a bit before Christmas is a great way to add to your employee’s holidays. Our own research has shown that employee happiness, dedication, and productivity all enjoy an upward spike after holiday hampers are given out.

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Not only does it show that the business hopes that the employees enjoy their holiday, it also presents the fact that the bosses show an effort to show their appreciation of their hard working people.

What productivity tip do you use in your workplace?

Everyone has their own ways of boosting productivity in their businesses. We would love to hear your own tips and solutions. Sound off in the comments below and we can pick our favorite ones and publish them in future articles.