Tag: productivity

21
Jul

4 Ways to Improve Your Employee Survey

Gathering employee feedback is an important step toward understanding and improving engagement. If you’re already running regular employee surveys, take stock of the progress you’ve made and figure out where to go next. Small tweaks and changes in your surveys are all a part of making engagement work for your company; there’s always room for change and improvement. Here are

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19
Jul

How Productivity and Engagement Are Linked

Sometimes it can seem counterintuitive that you need to take steps to get employees to be more productive. After all, isn’t that their job? If someone doesn’t get that being productive is what they should be doing all day, how can you persuade them? But that’s just it — engagement is all about connecting an employee’s level of effort and

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23
Jun

How to Boost Productivity Without Increasing Hours or Adding Staff

Every company wants to be more productive, no question. It’s the “how?” that gets problematic. You could add more staff, or ask people to work longer hours, or even simply exhort them to “work smarter, not harder.” Each of these options has its own drawbacks, of course, including higher costs and the risk of burnout. There’s a better way. By

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21
Apr

The Downside of Measuring Happiness

Everyone wants their employees to be happy. The reasons are obvious. It’s no fun to be around people who aren’t happy — they can bring others down and generally make everything unpleasant. But we also aim for employee happiness because people tend to shy away from uncomfortable emotions, and we believe that if everyone would just be happy, work would

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23
Oct

Productive Meetings Are Engaging Meetings

Meetings can be a great way to communicate and get things done — or they can be an irritating waste of time. The latter type of meetings eat away at employee engagement and take a hit on productivity. To ensure all the meetings you hold are useful, it’s important to learn and follow best practices, such as those shared in

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2
Oct

Keeping Employees Motivated in the Modern Workplace

Keeping employees motivated is a priority for many organizations, but it can be a challenge to focus on motivation and avoid distractions that threaten to pull managers away. Organizations have to come up with new ways to spark employee interest in the workplace. Read on to learn more about motivating employees. A Bigger Paycheck is Just One Way to Make

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23
Sep

Surprising Factors That Drive Employee Satisfaction

Employee satisfaction and employee engagement are two different things, but they are related and both are fueled — and can be diminished by — factors that may surprise the very business leaders that are trying to boost them. Employee satisfaction and engagement both affect employee’s productivity and the quality of the work they do for their teams. Read on to

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6
Aug

Why Employee Engagement Matters

If you still think employee engagement is too touchy-feely for business or just a passing fad, you’re wrong and there’s research to prove it. Employee engagement affects real business metrics, including productivity, turnover, customer satisfaction and the bottom line. These recent articles and blog posts explain all that and more reasons why employee engagement matters to every business. Employee Engagement

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30
Jul

Improve Engagement with Employee Ownership

Offering employees an ownership stake in the business is a powerful way to boost engagement because it strengthens their ties to the company and its performance. When employees have a stake in the business’s bottom line, they’re more likely to work hard and take an active role in improving processes and productivity. Employee ownership can also improve collaboration and communication.

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9
Jun

How to Think About Employee Engagement in Terms of Productivity

Higher engagement means increased productivity — it’s that simple. But my friend Denise Cooper of Coach HR says she often finds leaders have trouble grasping the importance of employee engagement. So she changes her tactics. “When I talk to leaders, I don’t talk about engagement. I talk about productivity,” she says. “HR sometimes shoots itself in the foot when it

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5
May

5 Ways to Get Your Employees to Make Your Company Purpose Their Own

Alignment is a key principle that can help improvement engagement and productivity at any organization. When employees understand the company’s purpose and adopt it as their own, everyone’s efforts are aligned. When something’s out of alignment — perhaps the company’s mission is vague or employees that don’t understand how they contribute to that mission — it’s much harder to achieve

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