The pandemic has changed the way we work for good. Today, there are more ways than ever to accomplish tasks and submit outputs. Employers have now transitioned into measuring employee productivity differently, though some still observe traditional metrics. In this discussion, let us dive into the concept of employee productivity and how we can work on improving it.
Employee productivity refers to the efficiency of individuals in accomplishing tasks and meeting goals. This is important as higher productivity results in more profit and better workplace morale.
The HR department takes special consideration into ensuring that performance meets the standards of the company. Reduction in workdays, utilization of technology, and automation have been strategies implemented that had significant effects on productivity.
When talking about employee productivity, management should prioritize how to ensure that employees are in optimal working conditions. There are so many factors to consider. Some common contributing factors are:
The backbone of every company is its employees. It is important to keep them happy and valued to ensure continued success.
More than a year has passed since the pandemic shook the world. Is it time to rethink how we can sustain and measure employee productivity?
I discussed productivity, contributing factors, and managing performance when splitting between the office and home setting with Alek Dincoff over at YouTube. Here are a few golden nuggets from the interview:
- Motivation can be internal or external. Motivation has to come from within.
- Distractions can be absolutely anything. Extra discipline is required when working from home.
- Do not underestimate the power of sleep!
If you want to learn more about motivation, work-life balance, and adjusting to the new normal, check out the full interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou0bNT2-FS0
What are your thoughts on employee productivity in the new normal?
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