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Work harder or work smarter? At this point, you just want your people to get the work done. Yet, after two years in a global pandemic and stress being a big factor in everyone’s life, how can you do this while maintaining healthy morale, too? Here are some steps to incorporate:

 

#1: Make goals clear.

If you’re not clear about what you expect from your team, they’re going to spin their wheels and fall short. Be clear about what you need and when you need it.

 

#2: Put a limit on meetings.

Meetings can be major time-wasters and productivity killers. While necessary, you can still work to limit them and only invite those who truly need to be there.

 

#3: Discourage too much multi-tasking.

Multi-tasking leads to mistakes and less work done over time. Encourage your staff instead to focus on one task at a time.

 

#4: Create time for breaks.

Your employees might skip breaks during the day, which can lead to burnout and stress. Avoid this by creating formal break times when you tell everyone to step away and take a breather.

 

#5: Get your team outside.

One of the best ways to re-energize your team, so they feel ready to tackle their next task is to head outside for your next team meeting. Also, encourage them to go outside for walks during breaks and lunchtime.

 

#6: Make your office inviting.

Think low lighting, comfortable furniture, and a break room stocked with healthy snacks. When your office is more inviting, your employees will enjoy coming to work each day and get more done during their time in the office.

 

#7: Offer autonomy.

Give your people more autonomy to make decisions, so they don’t have to wait around for you. This shows them you trust them, which will make them feel empowered.

 

#8: Incentivize your team.

When employees are rewarded, they’ll feel valued and more loyal to the team. Not only that, but it will motivate their co-workers.

 

Is a lack of manpower a part of your productivity problem?

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