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6 ways–beyond ‘fixing’ the employees–to improve productivity

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in Centerpiece,Leaders & Managers,People Management

by Mark Royal

When productivity dips, it seems logical to blame the employees for not engaging in the job. But that might not be what’s going on.

Even capable employees who say they’ve never worked for a better company and feel optimistic about what they can achieve won’t perform at their peak if there’s something standing between them and their success.

The problem: Identifying what that “something” is that’s sapping productivity—and getting rid of it.

The solution: Stop blaming the employee and start correcting conditions in the workplace that are preventing even your brightest stars from shining.

Here are six productivity factors to examine:

1. Performance management. We’re all pretty good at handing out work, but we’re not so great at helping employees prioritize tasks or at pulling away nonessential work.

Tip: Tell pressured employees which tasks are the most critical, have the greatest impact on the organization, shou...(register to read more)

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