Productivity in the workplace doesn’t happen by accident. The most successful business owners will tell you it takes a team, procedures and the productive daily flow of your operation.
Here are five tips from Team KMH to add to your success:
Regardless of whether you run a warehouse, shop, or office every business thrives on systems and procedures. When, how and who in the organization can be contacted for your next move in a timely manner ups your efficiency and flow. Timely movements of your needle change everything in a millisecond and with the world moving at the speed of light thanks to the internet efficient systems of communication are crucial to your success.
Clear Lines of Communication
Clear communication amongst your team and management is also a sign of a business with the intention to succeed and excel at interpersonal excellence. It allows the most junior of employees have the opportunity to voice concerns or thoughts about the operation of the business. Good two-way communication has been shown to cut down on injuries, workplace mishaps, and business angst.
Build a Team
This helps them feel comfortable in the work environment and on the job. When you have a good culture with employees that fit, your turnover rate is lower. Developing a successful team over time is only possible if you retain their interest in companywide success – this lifts your top talent. Designing a system where employees routinely work together during these processes helps develop team chemistry. Each team member also develops a sense of commitment to the work place and the company’s bottom line.
Evolve & Grow
Once your team is formed and has reached an initial goal, raise the stakes. Look for a larger goal and encourage more complex approaches. The novelty of being on a team can wear off if the team performs in a repetitive way.
One way to help a team stay strong is to celebrate victories. Pay for a night of celebration at a local restaurant or bar when your team reaches a goal. The sense of common accomplishment and shared congratulations can help a team bond.