“Efficiency is doing things right; Effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Anonymous
So how can leaders and managers work upon improving efficiency and productivity while still saving up time? Here are the top 5 ways which can be taken into consideration.
- Set Clear Goals:
Having a framework of a project is an essential prerequisite for establishing long term as well as short term goals. Breaking up work increases effectiveness and productivity, thus preventing the team members from procrastination.
- Match tasks to skills:
For maximizing efficiency, it is of utter importance to know your employee’s skills and capabilities. For instance: an outgoing, socially confident, and novel thinker is a great match when it comes to pitching ideas to the clients. This is where the manager plays a crucial role in identifying the skillset available to the subordinate task.
- Communication is the key:
Communication is the key to unlock the efficiency and productivity of a workforce. Hey, but this key also turns out to be the manager’s/team leader’s best friend! Verbal communication since ages has been the best aid to solve queries, but in this advancing world of technology, social networking tools like Slack helps to redefine communication.
- Training & Development :
In order to increase the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of a task, training should be made a part of the process. This serves to be an excellent platform for the employees to enhance their knowledge and, in turn, developing the company’s outcome.
- Don’t Stop:
Productivity cannot be termed or defined as an accident but as an ongoing process. If you try to swing like a pendulum while striving to improve or keep alive the team’s productivity, the goal you shall achieve would be slow and inefficient results. In order to grow employee productivity at the workplace, the manager/team leader needs to monitor one’s company’s performance and workflow process constantly. Keep in mind, Never Stop!
These steps not only improve the team’s efficiency but also makes the whole working experience more organized and approachable.