4 Things You Can Do to Make Your Employees More Productive

marketing planSimple low-cost or no-cost actions small businesses can take to make their employees happier and more productive

As a business owner, it makes sense that you want your employees to be as productive as possible. Getting more work done most likely means you can be making more money, and who doesn’t want that?

Here are just some of the many things you can do to help your employees become more productive.

Add more perks

When compared to financial raises, job perks actually rank higher for many employees. In fact, four out of five employees say that job perks are more motivating than financial rewards, which means that perks will certainly improve productivity in the workplace. These perks include things like a gym at the office, birthday parties, PTO, lunches, lax dress codes, and more.

Allow social media

Many find this piece of advice strange because it’s thought that social media is distracting. While that’s true if workers overdo it, boycotting social media actually causes employee dissatisfaction and reduction of their engagement levels. In reality, short breaks on social media can actually make your employees more productive.

Create a work-life balance

Work-life balance gives employees a sense that their time spent between work and their personal life is well balanced. According to a Gallup poll, 53% of employees say that have a strong work-life balance is important to them. This balance typically leads to lower stress levels, making your employees more productive.

Work-life balance will be different from one company to the next, so you’ll have to figure out what will work for your business.

Try telecommuting

Some people think that allowing employees to work from home will decrease productivity, but the opposite is often true. In fact, studies show that employees who can work from home are 13% more productive than office employees. Your employees will be saving time where they would otherwise be wasted driving into the office, grabbing a coffee, etc.

Between 2011 and 2016, employee productivity only grew 0.3%, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. In order to help your employees grow more than that, try some of these tricks!

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Valerie M.

Valerie M. is a writer from Upstate New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The State University of New York at Fredonia in 2016 and is currently working at a digital marketing agency where she writes blog posts for a variety of small businesses all over the country. Valerie enjoys writing about music, animals, nature, and traveling.