Tools to boost productivity

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Economists believe that productivity is a real source for economic growth, social welfare and living standard improvement of any country no matter what kind of economic activities therein. The productivity growth rates and its elements analysis give a closer look at the economic activity, and reveal weaknesses and strengths in this activity

The human factor plays a major role in the production process, where it is the only source of creating new values, the mastermind of creativity and innovation. However, the human factor is not the only production element, as contribute with it other elements as tools, machines, equipment and raw materials. But these elements aren’t able alone to create new values, and the provisions of values are converted to new products by the human item

Also, effective management, collaborating leadership, staff trends, desires, their conduct, loyalty and interest, all these represent a significant components which has great impact on business productivity

For example, the high rates of growth in productivity which has been achieved in Japan came as a result of the awareness of the importance of productivity and the organization’s efforts to introduce substantial changes to assure the success of productivity

Here are tips you can use as guidelines to boost employees’ productivity through your company:

1-  Use training to increase staff self-confidence

managers who believe they are prevent costs by not giving staff the necessary trainings to improve their productivity are not aware of the fact that they are doing just the opposite; staff training is enhances self-confidence and increase staff productivity, also it returns a tangible return to the business

2-  Make sure to improve employees’ loyalty feelings

This is something that you can build and invest in it. You will find different levels of loyalty among employees. You have several ways to increase the loyalty of your employees, including: improving the management style, improve the prevailing culture within the company or to activate systems based on justice and equality

3-  Analyze problems that caused an employee low productivity

discuss with the employee through records the causes of the decline in his productivity, thus, you can plan to increase the productivity of the employee this plan should include an accurate assessment of his current productivity level and identifying of the level of productivity which must be reached and what are the remedies that you should depend on

4-  The use of modern tools and technology

The frequently renewal of hardware, software, equipment and tools used in work because developed technologies achieve higher productivity than those achieved by older technologies, even if the performance levels of the employee’s is stable. There is a lot of free software that can be relied on to accomplish your work without having to spend more money

5-  Discussed constantly professional matters with employees

Handle any problems in communication between you and your staff so you may discover easily the cause of low productivity. Open discussion with your employees will be a great opportunity to view their problems related to the work and relations with other departments

6-   Sometimes the company has to dispensing one of the managers to avoid damage caused by him, as one bad Manager can lead to decrease  employee satisfaction to a large number of managers and employees whether those in the same managerial level (horizontally) or administratively (vertically), the infection can be uncontrollable

7-  Share your employees their career future

One the most important staff concerns are issues related to their future within the company and how to assess their achievements. Your employees must be involved in reviewing these topics. Answer their questions, show them how they will be after a year from now, after five years from now and productivity levels required of them at every stage

8-  Emotional communication

Frequent official communication creates an obnoxious state of routine, employee needs informal communications from time to time. For example telling jokes to your employees may contribute to increase productivity and their motivation to work. Friendly asking about them may lead to important positive changes