Employee Wellness: 5 Ideas to Boost Employee Productivity
Are your employees feeling less productive lately? Productivity can be influenced by many factors like mental health, burnout, and workplace morale to name a few. Luckily, there are some ways you can help to boost employee productivity, while also reducing burnout and improving employee morale.
1. Keep Things Simple
Communicating clear and concise short-term goals with your employees will help keep them on track and be more productive. Engaging with employees regularly makes them feel supported. It can also help them overcome challenges and better understand how their work and productivity are supported. Support can be provided to your employees by keeping deadlines for projects and goals achievable and realistic. In setting realistic timeframes with their workload, it can lead to less stress and higher productivity.
2. Encourage Breaks
Balancing work and rest are essential to avoid burnout and keep productivity high, so it is important to encourage employee breaks. It can be easy to get caught up in work and miss your break. One way to help with this is to set reminders for employee breaks during the workday. This gives them a mental break and refreshes them so they are ready to return to work energized. Long periods of working without any breaks can decrease productivity.
3. Motivate your team
There are a number of ways to motivate your team. Offering a flexible schedule where employees can flex their hours or work from home when needed can help reduce stress and increase motivation. The flexibility will boost employee morale and productivity as well. Incorporating a productivity training can help motivate your team. The training can help improve time management skills so that they can use their time better.
4. Minimize Time-Wasting Activities
Cellphone use has been shown to increase employee distractions and reduce productivity. Encouraging cellphone use in the break room only can be help to limit distractions. Workers may be less tempted to look at their phones and be able to work in a more peaceful environment. Limiting the use of certain websites, like social media platforms, in the workplace can also increase productivity. According to Business News Daily, more than half of the employees surveyed said their company blocks them from visiting at least some websites in the office.
5. Offer a Wellness Program
Promoting a culture of wellness in your organization can help foster employee productivity and well-being. Having an environment that supports and encourages health and wellness, will lead to a productive and healthy work culture. Offering a wellness program not only shows that you are investing in your team, but caring about their well-being which can also increase employee retention. Your employees will be more engaged, productive, and focused on the needs of the organization if they feel that you’re focused on their needs as well.
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Written by: Luis Tejeda, Wellness Workdays Dietetic Intern