It might be your own productivity.
Improve the productivity of your employees or co-workers. Potentially improve the productivity of your teammates.
The question one might ask is how? How do we actually improve productivity?
One of the common topics that surface when this improve on productivity subject is brought up is ‘the internet’. This is the catch all for the use of social media and everything online while at work. An often taken approach which resolves nothing is to ban the use of personal and work devices to go online while at work. In reality this does not help matters as so much of what we all do relies on us having access to the internet.
Now it is not just social media. You certainly know someone who has to catch up on all things sports while they are at work. In fact, online gambling has more than a solid foothold in the entire world of sports.
Typically the blame is placed squarely on the younger workers for their obsession with their smart phones. This is clearly not the case.
All age groups and demographic groups are spending plenty of time using their phones wherever they are and it is not going to stop any time soon.
One recent approach is the five hour work day, in the office.
The theory is with a focused five hour work day each day the same or more productive work will get done with less meetings, less chit chat, and a better work life balance for each person.
Allow me to interject one area which is not discussed often when the topic of how do we increase productivity is brought up?
The building up of silos, office politics and the ego of people with a title.
Ouch – oh no not me – yes I hear you – don’t worry no one else is listening.
If you seriously care about results and improving productivity take the first step and break down power plays and the attached silos which have been built up. Increase open communication between the various people and groups within the organization. Create incentives for those who actively participate and engage in these actions.
One way to develop a different mindset and culture is to establish a mentoring program within the organization. When set up in the proper manner a mentoring program works magic inside an organization. It is really one of the missing links to career development on a consistent basis.
If you are interested in discussing setting up a mentoring group inside of your organization contact us here and you will be contacted by one of our team members.
One thing to remember if you want to improve productivity you have to be proactive first.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business. Are you interested in having Mitch speak at your company or event – click here.