How To Measure Productivity At Workplace
To measure performance of any organization we always want to make sure that you including all of your employees should be as productive as possible.
To make the workplace productive, the employees who are an important asset of every organization should be productive then and then only more output you fetch and more output means more you grow financially. In short the inflow increases. But this we all know “Naturally” but how can we “Actually” bring this into practice? How can you measure whether our business or any organization is maximizing its potential or not? Most of the organizations focus on the term Productivity as a total performance of all employees even from a base level to the highest level employee for every endeavor.
To measure Productivity at Workplace –
Don’t confuse effort with the outcome – It is truly said that if you want to achieve anything you have to take efforts for it. But is it only efforts that matter? Or the outcome which we get from our efforts? Many organizations are facing this problems and confusion, a person working for hours and hours on a project is having more demand whether the outcome is productive or not, but a person working on the same for 2-3 hours by being innovative and to the point is doubted. Just because he took fewer efforts and the other person took more. Productivity is decided on the outcome, the output that we get at the end of the day whether it took 12 hours or 2 hours. This is what increases the productivity of any workplace.
Set a Standard – If you are a Food Product based company and assume you are 3 employees out there to work on sales, how many products do they sell in a day? If 3 employees all together tend to sell 15 newly launched products in the market, then your standard baseline should be 5 for each employee.
Track each Employee – Observe each employee’s potential, proper record of assigned and completed work should be analyzed, maintain a sheet. Nowadays there are many newly introduced apps too for record maintaining. Employees who have to report to their superiors should be monitored if they are serious about their work and reporting on time. Set Milestones for them to get the desired output.
Periodical Checkups – Checking on Productivity not only means checking once, but you should also maintain it often periodically to check on their efficiency of working of employees on a continuous basis. Set the bar high for employees, a proper baseline every couple of months, or whenever there is any addition of team members or loss too. But at the end of the day be a Mentor for them instead of being bossy around.
Boost up your Employees – While setting up the bars for employees, don’t forget to motivate and boost them. At last, they are the ones who take your organization to higher standards and make it sustainable. Keep them motivated which will indirectly reflect in the increased productivity. Make the workplace a happy and safe with a friendly surrounding to work.
Carry out Activities – The “WORKPLACE” should not sound always a place with just 9 to 5 job, but should also be a “Fun WORKPLACE” importantly with nice people around. Employees should be taken care of with various activities like Team- Bonding activities, Festive Activities, Team-Outing, Weekly Get Together, Team Lunch, Project Success Party and etc. which brings all employees together, wherein they get to know their colleagues, employees get along with different teams. This all gives employees a reason to be bonded together and work toward the similar goals of an organization.
Incentives Phew last but not least “Incentives”. The one powerful weapon to keep the employees more and more Productive. Newton said that, for every action, there is always equal and opposite reaction! The same applies for the incentives here, always apply the strategy of “Give and Take” because neither “Just Giving” is beneficial, nor “Just Taking” is beneficial, both go hand in hand.