When it comes to productivity of your employees there are a few things to consider. Do they feel good about what they are doing, why they are doing it and where they are doing it?
There are certain tasks out there that will kill people and by kill, I don’t mean literally make their heart stop beating. I mean tasks that are so mundane that they might just kill the spirit and will of the person doing them. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases someone needs to do those tasks. Luckily, there are people who enjoy doing tasks of that nature. Your job as an employer is to make sure that you are placing people in positions that they are doing tasks they enjoy. This might mean that you need to shuffle people around, this might mean that you have to say no to certain applicants because even though they are solid, they aren’t going to enjoy doing what you need them to accomplish. It has been my experience that people who are doing things they like produce better results. Find the right people and put them in the right places.
In many organizations certain tasks and assignments can be made fairly heavy-handedly. You need to do this because, it’s your job. I’m your boss and I say so. This is a terrible and can be extremely unmotivating to the free spirits you may hire. A lot of people get after Millennials for not being crazy motivated and it may be the case but in some instances, this kind of management style has crushed the will out of your employees. If you can help your employee understand the vision of the company and the part they play in that vision, they will be more motivated by the overall goal and mission of the company.
A lot of successful businesses have had very humble beginnings. Mom’s basement, the garage, some dank little office in the back of another business are sometimes where things need to start. There are ways that you can spruce up these places to make being there a more enjoyable experience. Some places are easier to do that to than others. Your goal is to make your employee’s work environment more enjoyable. Once your company grows, find simple and inexpensive ways to do that. Consult an interior decorator or someone with good taste. The experts at Superior Blinds might be able to provide some budget-friendly options for you to consider.
Creating a great work environment also means that you allow for positive interaction amongst your employees, encouraging positive thinking and collaboration. Feeling good about their work space is an important aspect of that. Bill Pullman said, “It’s hard to explain to people how, if you’re really capable of providing the right professional work environment, it allows you to get more personal.”
Good luck business owners! You got this!