What is Productivity?
The act of implementing and moving forward with your business goals. It includes :
- Exploring or Booking new clients
- Working on projects or services
- Distilling your business plan
- Managing your staff
- Directing your financials with selecting right business accounting software.
Are you Productive or Busy? ask yourself, if you are busy from day to night but your business isn’t growing steadily, it indicates that you are just busy, not productive. Being productive means you have to work smarter, not harder or to be truly productive means you must be efficient.
“ Being Busy is a form of Laziness- Lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. Being selective- doing less – is the path of the productive. Lack of time is actually a lack of priorities.” ~ Tim Ferriss
Ways to Increase Workplace Productivity in Small Business
Choose Right Software and Equipment:
Choosing a right software and equipment for your business means performing your duty efficiently and on time. Over complicated tools or harsh software totally waste your work efforts and time. Select Software that perfectly fit for your business. For example, Every Business must need a GST software to manage their yearly budget so while selecting it you consider all your business work requirements related to the accounting.
Prioritizing task is important, it helps to achieve our day to day goals. Setting priorities refers to time management skills. Set first priority to the tasks which is the longest and the most urgent. If you start out your work from un ordered to- do list it can do more harm than good. It is important to cover all your to-do list task if one of them remain undone then it will harm the business. With the help of this function, we can perform with more efficiency and high productivity, we can achieve the target within the prescribed time period.
Improve Workplace and Condition:
A Good workplace environment directly deals with workplace productivity. Your workplace environment should not contain any type of distraction like a temperature of the working environment is between 60- 70 degree F (20-21C). It may not be too cold and too hot if it so then it will distract your employees and they spend their more time walking around to get their coats or an electric fan. Remember one important thing that surrounds your workplace environment with positivist which is also a good sign for business growth. A stressful workplace does not yield productivity.
Ensure Employees are Happy:
Employees are very crucial part of any organization or business. Always appreciates, respect and value the work of the employee. They can be more productive when they know how their work affects the growth of the business. Always maintain good healthy communication with your employees. Give them a reward for their good work. Employer should promote in monetary and non-monetary term like promotion, incentive, commission, Bonus.
Remember breaks are equally important as work, it becomes hectic when you continue doing work without taking a break. Encourage staff taking a regular break so they feel energetic and become more productive in their work. It is important to step away sometimes from the office desk and connected with others. Breaks are important for our body and its creativity. The employer should try to arrange some activity or any outdoor plan to feel some new and fresh environment. This may create more energy and efficiency among employee. They help to build better relationships between employer and employee.
Feedback from an Employee:
Every organization should try to make happier environment in the organisation, so employee can perform with more productivity and from time to time employer should take feedback from employees regards services and product and something personal as well, due to this reason,employee get personal touch with organization and he will put more effort to achieve the desired goal of the organization An employer.
Every business want to grow more each year than it did in previous year .When you follow that certain strategies you definitely get positive result like growing employee efficiency and more productivity .You should try to develop new things and technologies among employees by providing free access on online learning platform and don’t force your employee to do multiple task and pressurize to complete the target .You should try to handle all situation in a smart way not to do in traditional manner and you should utilize capability and talent of employee.