According to Business Dictionary, Productivity is a measure of the efficiency of a person, machine, factory, system, etc., in converting inputs into useful outputs. For obvious reasons, businesses want the most output from their employees as possible. The hard part is finding ways to motivate employees and increase their productivity without pushing too far!
Giving employees to much of a workload can result in a "burnout" which actually results in a decrease of productivity. According to research by Cornerstone, "Work overload decreases productivity by 68% in employees who feel they don’t have enough hours in the day to complete their tasks." In short, you cannot treat employees like machines and improve production by increasing number of tasks.
Gallup found that "Teams with high employee engagement rates are 21% more productive than those with low engagement." Something as simple as establishing a succession plan can have big improvements on engaging with your employees, which in turn will positively affect your company's productivity rates.
Besides succession planning, there are other simple ways to change the work environment and personal habits to naturally boost productivity. In the infographic below by AssignmentHelper.com, we break down some habits that can be implemented by yourself and your employees in the workplace to improve productivity and also increase employee engagement.
See the original infographic at https://www.assignmenthelper.com.au/blog/improve-productivity/
One final statistic to consider is Over 90 percent of younger workers (age 18 to 34) say that working at a company with a clear succession plan would “improve” their level of engagement. Here at ProSky, we are strong believers that succession planning is a surefire way to not only help engagement and productivity, but also increase employee retention and growth. Find out how your company can implement succession planning with ProSky's software by scheduling a demo today!
Lucy Benton is a marketing specialist, business consultant who finds her passion in expressing own thoughts as a blogger, and currently, works at Proessaywriting. Also, Lucy has her own blog ProWritingPartner where you can check her last publications. If you’re interested in working with Lucy, you can find her on Twitter.