Team Productivity

Team Productivity And Ways To Improve It

Team Productivity is the measure of the output of a group working together to accomplish a particular business goal. The success of a business is determined by the strategies laid by the business and the strength of the team that implements them.

The business may find it a challenge to rate its team productivity since close monitoring for remote teams could be hard. More so, business owners tend to find it hard to micromanage those teams.

Below are some of the ways to improve your Team Productivity

1. Company goals should be well defined

Smart goals tend to enable the teams to work effectively. Communicating the business goals to the teams in their frame of understanding, highlighting the benefits to them as individuals and the company at large makes them want to give their best.

Help your employees to understand their Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and keep the avenues of communication open when they require clarification. This is possible through regular analysis of their deliverables. 

2. Extension of company office culture to remote spaces.

Culture is an important part of an organization. Building relationships among employees is key in ensuring the working environment is conducive. Periodic face to face meetings for your teams enhances those corporate relationships.

Regular individual evaluations and recognition of employees performing well improves their quality of work delivery. Besides, get the right tools of communication for both formal and informal communication.

Emails remain the popular channel for formal communication while WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook are good for informal engagements.

3. Collaboration tools

Businesses operating remotely should ensure employees can interact just like a normal office. Platforms for the collaboration of colleagues and teams should be adopted to ensure employees do not feel “alone” when working.

In these modern days, a case in point is collaborating using video conferencing tools e.g. Zoom and  Microsoft Teams. The use of management software like Startup Suite ensures better capturing of tasks and record keeping. 

4. Provision of Infrastructure and technology

Companies should provide the tools necessary for their employees to execute their deliverables. These could be tools like computers and internet connection. This will

provide a functional environment for them to get work done. Software should be updated and licenses renewed as regularly.

5. Regular training

A competent workforce requires investments in terms of resources and efforts. It is the duty of the Human Resource (HR) team, head of departments, and supervisors to ensure that the junior employees acquire training on the job.

Regular mentorship should be given to these junior workforces. 

6. Flexibility

Keep your workforce productive by being flexible. Allow employees to work the way they feel is most productive as long as it does not interfere with the team’s output. 

Additionally, provided that employees can keep timelines and deliver the required result then the autonomy of work time should be left in their hands.

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