Unproductivity is an absolute bane for a growing business and should be monitored and rectified with alertness. It is natural for an employee to feel off-colour on some days, but one should watch out to stop this from becoming a habit.
Unproductivity affects any business in more ways than one. And the longer you take to address the situation the more extended will be the lag as even one unproductive employee could impede the working capacity of his/her peers.
Possible Problem Solving Strategy Can Be:
- For one, you must not fire this employee immediately. This is not a solution, it is an easy way out. And if the problem exists within your organization and not that employee, it will resurface with whomever you choose next.
- Don’t create a scene about their unproductiveness on the floor. Calling an employee’s work out like that would only make you look like an authoritarian.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to deal with unproductive employees and motivate them towards their maximum ability. Its an uphill task for both, but it pays.
What to Do in Order to Increase the Productivity Around the Workplace?
Find the Actual Cause
Many times the root cause of the problem could be your own organization or a personal trouble of the employee. Set a meeting with them and address the issue, you are likely to find an effective solution thereafter.
Set Goals, Get Them to Focus
Observe the picture above. A person wishing to reach all the places at once won’t end up anywhere. To get to the mountain one needs to focus. And that’s where you step in. Set achievable and rewarding goals, and the employee motivation will come along.
Don’t Walk Away
Never try and turn your back to the problem as it won’t make it go away. Address the situation immediately and will full attention.
Like mentioned before, the actual problem could be you. If you get the feedback echoing the same, set to make measurable changes to your business and work environment. Assess, reassign, restructure.
Reward Good Work
Nothing works better than appreciation. When you celebrate the effort your employee put in, it gives them a natural incentive to try and do better next time.
Start an Employee Engagement Program
This is a very effective and widely used manner to work on unproductivity or lack of interest on a larger scale. If you are not familiar with how to get about planning an employee engagement program, hire professionals.
We at Dare2Compete have had years of experience in conceptualizing, and executing employee engagement programs. It is made all the more effective by the innovative ideas we employ to focus on the organization’s trouble areas. The result has been a loyal clientele that has seen a marginal increase in employee engagement and satisfaction, some of them being PwC, IndiGo Airlines and Deutsche Bank.
Make the workplace worth looking forward to, make it fun and challenging. The results would always be a happier employee and better productivity.