7 Ways To Encourage Highly Productive Employees

Lucas Campbell avatar
on April 06#best-practices

Employees’ motivation and encouragement lead to increased productivity at the workplace. When companies frequently encourage their employees, they can observe a rise in their profits by 27% combined with a 50% increase in sales and customer loyalty along with a 38% higher productivity level. You cannot force your employees to work hard and stay productive by imposing strict rules. Implementing an inflexible schedule and rigid set of rules can hurt their morale instead of boosting their productivity. 

A business can establish a stronger brand image, generate a consistent stream of profits and build a happier customers pipeline with a productive team. Some key offerings such as providing bonuses, dealing with employee taxes, and compromising costs or expenses can bring productivity in the first place. Do you want to improve your ROI? Encouraging and motivating your staff should be the first step to take. Following are the seven ways; you can consider encouraging highly productive employees. Continue reading to learn more.

1. Conducting Outings to Promote Socializing Between Employees

Conducting outings can be a good source of socializing and team building, which keeps the employees away from office workload for a while. In this way, the employee can get a break and can relax a bit from mind-numbing office activities. Outings raise a stress-free culture and encourage socializing with other team members.

Employees become highly productive when they are comfortable with their surroundings. They are more likely to outperform and collaborate when they share a strong connection with their colleagues.      

2. Offer Flexible Working Hours and Allow Remote Work

In the prior COVID-19 situation, work from home was considered detrimental to employees’ productivity, and collaboration. Working remotely without management supervision was like if the employees would not give their best or would not focus on their duties appropriately. However, the post-pandemic situation has given rise to a strong trend of working remotely, which has eliminated the fear of employees’ unwillingness to work.

Now workers feel more productive when they work flexible hours. Implementing flexibility and allowing remote work can outshine your competition, as the employees will work harder than regular will.

3. Set Up an Office Area with Chill-Out Zones

A workplace with an area for entertainment and socializing promotes opportunities to strengthen workplace relationships. Workplace design also boosts employee engagement and productivity. To help employees unwind, put comfortable sofas, dartboards, board games, and Pool tables in your office.

This will encourage cross-functional collaboration where people from different departments will connect and spend time together thus ultimately building teamwork and promoting healthy competition. A workplace that has highly productive and engaged employees is 43% more productive; Hay Group's research on employee motivation verified it.

4. Provide Career Progression Opportunities, Equality, Bonuses, and Benefits

Lack of career progression opportunities, poor bonuses and reward systems, and inequality are the top reasons for the demotivated workforce. A goal-based bonus system could be an excellent way to encourage highly productive employees.

Create a culture of equality where employees can have their say and can get equal career opportunities. Collaborate with an employer of record for better employee management and streamline daily business operations. The EOR or employer of record can help a company from employee tax management, and sponsorship applications, to insurance and recruiting procedures.

5. Make Small Wins worth Celebrating

Appreciating your employees for their better performance and for hitting set targets can affect employees’ productivity intensely. Instead of giving yearly bonuses, try to celebrate small wins straightaway every time your employee brings value to your company. Encouraging small gestures such as public announcements, words of appreciation, and a pat on the back can make a big difference in employees’ productivity and make them feel valued.

6. Ensure a Culture of Transparency and Constructive Feedback

Hiding plans and project ideas from the employees can disengage them, resulting in decreased productivity. Be transparent, disclose your long-term goals, nurture a culture of constructive feedback and provide clear directions.

This will inspire the employees to work harder and they will be more satisfied. If encouraged, employees will also be self-motivated enough to use various resources to learn more and develop their business skills online through different platforms and suggestions.

7. Give Them Access to the Latest Tools and Technologies

Save the time of your workforce by educating them and empowering them with the latest tools and technologies. Nowadays, you can even schedule a meeting automatically instead of manually. Similarly, consider your employees’ tasks carefully and provide a solution to automate them exclusively the repetitive and mind-numbing ones. Speeding up the monotonous tasks with the latest tools will not only facilitate them but also will make them stay more productive.

Final Thoughts

Encouraging highly productive employees is essential as they drive your business growth and profits. The management should focus on employee engagement and productivity to build a positive working atmosphere. Motivated employees are more likely to go the extra mile to get their jobs done thus resulting in better sustainability and a thriving business.

This article is a guest blog written by Lucas Campbell. 

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