Employees are spending more and more time at the office, exceeding the standard 40-hour work week. However, increasing hours worked does not necessarily translate to increased efficiency.
So, how can leaders and managers improve employee productivity while still saving time? Here are 10 ways:
Your company is your baby, so you want to have a direct hand in everything. Of course, there is nothing wrong with prioritizing quality, but checking every detail yourself rather than delegating duties can waste everyone’s valuable time.
Instead, give meaningful responsibilities to qualified employees, and trust that they will perform the tasks well. This helps your employees gain skills and leadership experience that will benefit your company. You hired them for a reason; now give them a chance to prove you right.
2. Match tasks to skills.
Knowing your employees’ skills and behavioral styles is essential for maximizing efficiency. For example, an extroverted, creative thinker is probably a great person to pitch ideas to clients. However, they might struggle if they are given a more rule-intensive, detail-oriented task.