Break the Routine and Improve Productivity
Assigning tasks to the staff members best suited makes sense – you’re playing to an employee’s strengths and you can reliably expect quality results. However, having people perform the same duties can get tedious – and boredom and repetition are productivity killers.
Where possible, look to break the routine. Share job responsibilities between team members and look to introduce new roles where possible. Giving your team the chance to take on new challenges, learn new skills and fill gaps in their knowledge will help to keep them engaged and productive.
Give employees the chance to share their skills and experiences or to mentor less experienced staff. Not only is this a great way to upskill your team, but it can also help to foster relationships between team members and boost morale – all of which are great for productivity.
Upskilling your team has the added benefits of driving employee retention as well as adding depth to your team’s skill set.
Office life can all too quickly fall into a tedious routine, especially for those desk-bound team members. Make an effort to break up the routine across the office. Change up when and where regular meetings take place. Where possible offer flexible work hours or work from home incentives. Make breaking the routine a focus of company culture and discuss with your team to find out what they would like to do to change things up.
Breaking the routine can help to keep people engaged and interested and that will flow through to productivity.