Measurement time is what holds productivity together. The more you let it slide the less your team respects you or themselves. If you are managing a team or even just managing yourself its time to fall in love with reporting. As Ziggy Marley so elegantly puts it “You don’t know you’re winning unless you know the score.” The question is, what do you need to measure on your team. Here are 5 things to look at.
Based on the Current Workflow Will You Meet Your Productivity Goals?
The first step is to analyze the current productivity and if it will help you meet the business goals. Are you on track or does your workflow need to be streamlined?
Whether it is work allocation, quality inspection, project monitoring, streamlining the work process will help you find the opportunities to improve your workflow.
Is There a Certain Member of the Team That is a Bottleneck?
Lack of productivity from key individuals in the workplace can cause massive production slowdowns. These problems usually arise from poor management or poor employee productivity monitoring.
Focusing on improving the efficiency in which employees complete their daily tasks and making management decisions that will help the workplace from experiencing bottlenecks.
Does Each Member of your Team have Rewards Built-in for Hitting their Productivity Numbers?
For many businesses, growth and success are driven by sales. Whether it is generating and following up on leads for new clients or retaining an existing base. Rewarding and engaging ways of recognizing their achievements should be a consideration. Letting valuable employees know how important they are through sales incentives can help deliver the best results for your business. Studies have shown that incentives motivate your employees to perform.
Are Your Goals Possible? Can Your Team Even Do it?
Many businesses have vague goals like “growth” that they work hard to achieve but without clear measurable goals. It is first about making sure that you are setting specific attainable goals.
You need to break down your timeframe, budget, staff, and come up with a strategy that is possible and that your team can do.
What Else Do You Need to Measure and Reward
Take all of this together and create a group of productivity metrics and measure, daily activity, monthly and weekly results. By holding yourself and team to the #reporting process, there is always a focus on #progress.
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