By Admin | July 16, 2009
Workplace productivity is one of those topics that never seems to be far from the minds of business owners. Ultimately, while it’s true that a great deal of attention is paid to what is currently being accomplished, the greater focus is often placed on what can be done to further increase employee productivity.
One of the best options for increasing employee productivity is simple: coaching. Coaching employees can lead your business to the same great success as is achieved by a championship sports team.
Think about it for a minute: if you’re looking at what you can do to increase employee productivity, what could be a better model than a sports team – particularly a team made up of students? Coaching employees is about making sure that everyone understands the “rules of the game” – what needs to be done to meet the needs of clients and customers, while making sure that everyone is working together to achieve a common goal.
In other words, what you are going to find is that by coaching members of your team, you’re going to be able to:
1. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of everyone on your staff – and make sure that your employees are working in a position where they excel.
2. Help each member of the team learn to work more effectively with one another.
3. Ensure that your staff members understand the goals that they are working toward – and the tasks that must be completed in order to reach those goals, along with the smaller tasks that must be completed along the way.
4. Determine more effective strategies for supporting your clients.
5. Know that your staff are working together successfully.
The more your staff members are working together to achieve their goals, the more you will see an increase in workplace productivity. By making sure that your staff members are working together, whether coaching employees who are new to the team or focusing on learning more advanced strategies, you will see that projects are coming together, goals are being met and your business is thriving.
An increase in employee productivity is a sure fire way to know that your staff are coming together – that members of the team are focused on common goals and on developing strategies for achieving major milestones. By coaching employees and encouraging mentor relationships, you can be sure that your staff comes together and they know that everyone benefits from the strengths of other members of the team. As a result, you can be sure that you are offering employees a great working environment and that they are committed to reaching your business goals.
Copyright 2009, Cecile Peterkin. All rights reserved.