(This is a contributed post)
Think how much your workforce do for you that you might not be aware of. Of course you should know what they’re doing for the majority of the day, but are you aware of all of the things your employees do for you when you’re not around. The extra hours they put in off their own backs to try and ensure everything is done properly, the slack they pick up if other workers are off, unassigned jobs to try and help out. The list of things that most of your good employees do for you on a daily basis could just keep on growing. The more time you spend around them, the more of a bond you should be able to build with them, creating this fabulous working environment with tons of perks. Now, how many of you will admit that the dreamland we’ve described exists in your place of work? Probably not. It’s so hard to make the working day perfect, but there are definitely a few things you can do that could improve the working day, so that you and the people who work for you feel the benefits.
Improving Employee Performance
Employee performance should be so important to you, but this is one of the biggest grey areas that we find companies are in at the minute. The lack of performance reviews and updates is so profound across the business world, but you’re missing out on vital opportunities to improve your workforce. If you have a look at something like OKRs Performance Management, you should be able to find a platform that will allow you to regulate and monitor progress reviews, which should therefore help to improve the progression of your employees. Making sure you’re the one giving the progress reviews is also really important. It’ll mean you have no choice but to find out personally how the employee is doing, and you will therefore see what they are like in the working environment, and how you might be able to improve their day for them!
Improving The Atmosphere
The atmosphere within a company is so important, and we really do feel like many companies are creating an atmosphere to be dreaded. You need to think about whether you’re overworking them, making it too strict, or whether you’re the one who is making everyone feel uncomfortable. It’s really not hard to get the working environment bubbly and exciting, you just need to be the one that’s leading the way. Be bubbly, be approachable, and make sure that your employees are happy on a daily basis by simply going to ask them!Improving The Work Load
The workload that your employees have to face might be one of the direct reasons that productivity isn’t the highest, like we know it won’t be in many of your companies at the minute. You need to even out the workload, so that everything can easily get done in the day. Take on another employee, or simply share the workload between a few employees, rather than just having tons of extra work on one person.