It’s safe to say it’s been a strange year. Although it’s very likely that coronavirus is still going to have a huge impact on our everyday lives in 2021, we can plan ahead and do everything we can as company managers/directors to keep our businesses productive and our staff happy. Keep reading to find out our best tips on how to increase your company productivity levels in 2021.
Check-in on your staff
Happy staff is the key to a productive workplace! Employee benefits such as discounts, memberships, private health, and more can be a great way to motivate and engage your staff. Recognising when employees are making progress or putting in a lot of effort is also really important in keeping morale high. As well, offering training to staff is a great way to ensure that they are progressing!
Unfortunately, there may be times where you need to deal with underperformers or hold disciplinary meetings at work. We have a section on our website called ‘Getting the best from your people’ which talks about how we can help to support you with this: https://www.spirehr.co.uk/products-services/getting-the-best-from-your-people/
Evaluate workplace culture
What’s the culture like at your workplace? The beliefs, work ethic, and culture of a business often come from the top down. It’s important to create an environment where people are held accountable but are able to hold their hands up when things go wrong. More accountability, less blame!
Research communication tools
A lot of us are now more used to working from home by now, but it’s easy to become comfortable and ‘used to’ the tools and platforms that we are using to communicate with each other.
If you want to stick with the basics (mobile and email) that’s fine, but is it working for everyone? You might want to explore instant chat platforms or schedule regular video calls to ensure that everyone knows what the plan is for the week.
There are lots of ways that you can increase your business productivity. We are an outsourced HR company and can offer advice, support, and training for your business. The idea is that you can lean on us when you need us and that we keep you informed of all the latest changes and legislations so that you are being proactive and not reactive.
If you want to find out more about how we can help your business, fill out the contact form on our contact page and we can get a free initial call set up in the new year!