Businesses often find it tough to measure employee productivity. Unfortunately, we tend to rely on an inaccurate image of productivity that links back to the Industrial Revolution. Indeed, the Industrial Revolution marks the birth of heavy manufacturing. As such, productivity was directly measured in numbers of produced units.
So far, so good. However, you can’t transpose the logic to the modern workplace. Nowadays, productivity refers to the ability of your team to meet business goals. Employees drive the business forward. Consequently, it is essential to give them the tools they need to make it work. Technology investments play a significant role in making the workplace productive and efficient.
Additionally, motivated employees are more likely to deliver quality work. People don’t achieve goals they don’t identify with. Connecting with the team and recognizing their work can build a positive culture for productivity.
How much can a motivated team achieve? The truth is that neither motivation nor work tools can address the most common productivity killer, namely time. Businesses need to address time-costly obstacles that can harm productivity: (more…)