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4 Ways to Increase Employees Productivity

The following article is a guest post.

Working in an office for a number of hours at a desk can sometimes be infuriating and stressful.

It is the duty of a boss to keep his employees’ mood fresh and burden free. By doing so, the employee puts in more effort towards his/ her work and it ultimately benefits the company.

Providing better motifs and a healthy working environment to the employee boosts energy and increases productivity. Here are four simple ways to increase each employee’s mood and productivity.

1. Work as a family. Give healthy atmosphere.

Each employee has a good and bad factor and it is the job of the boss to always make them feel good about themselves.

Providing a healthy working environment and a positive atmosphere gives a sense of relief and optimism to the employees. It helps in making them secure about their profession and they feel that they belong to the place. Feeling easy about the job and working out the difficulties with sheer resolve helps the employees in reaching higher company goals and increases productivity.

A friendly and easy going boss is the key root in providing a healthy and interactive working environment wherein the employees know that their boss has got their back. Not only the boss or the head, it is important for the colleagues and co workers to maintain a healthy rapport towards each other for a positive office atmosphere.

2. Incentives will go a long way.

Small incentives and bonuses definitely go a long way in the progress of an employee. Giving away rewarding bonuses can help in preparing the employee in reaching higher goals which will ultimately make the company huge.

Other incentives other than cash bonuses can also be given away such as awards, holiday packages, special vouchers or other additional benefits or perks. Passive encouragements like these motivate the employees and help them work in a progressive and efficient manner each time.

3. Avail fresh coffee.

Sitting for long hours at the office desk can be daunting and extremely tiresome. Receiving fresh cups of coffee whenever one wishes can help in refreshing the mood and getting back to work with full energy.

The caffeine content in the coffee helps your brain to stay awake and refuels your body with energy. Drinking coffee can also help in brain development and its information retention power. It helps you think faster and solve problems quickly. It keeps you alert and makes you work in an efficient manner.

A quick single cup grind and brew coffee machine is a requisite in an office. If an employee has the freedom to drink a cup of coffee as per requirement, it will elevate his or relaxation and hence the performance.

The other advantage of having a coffee machine around is that is develops healthy conversations and relations amongst employees. Sitting with cups of coffee and conversing can help in solving various queries which is beneficial for the company.

A good understanding between employees and colleagues is a must. It thrives for the betterment of the company and a healthy working environment.

4. Give achievable tasks. Don’t imply burdens on them.

Every person has a limit of working and completing tasks as per given time. Giving a ton of work to your employees and expecting them to complete it on time is not always possible.

When you provide mouthwatering bonuses and incentives to complete tasks and reach the goal within a short period of time, it is difficult for the employee to do so and he ends up over working and stressing himself.

Along with the benefit of the company, you should also consider the family and personal life of your employees. Giving them loads of work will require them to work at home and during night hours. This will disrupt their personal life and slow their performance during office hours due to lack of sleep and relaxation.

Instead, plan tasks that look achievable in a specific period of time. This will let your employee work in an easy flow with perfect accuracy and amazing results. This will lead your company to reach the peak precisely.

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Becoming your own boss is a complicated process, and not everyone does it the same way.

I got lucky. I was still working when I got my business off the ground, so I had a source of income while I was working the kinks out of my business. I did most of my work for the new business when I got home or on the weekends. I asked for a change in job responsibilities at the office so that I didn’t have as much on my plate.

This all gave me a chance to start earning money without going into debt. When it was feasible, I stopped working my regular job and transitioned into working for myself full time. It took about a year and a half.

Establish clear boundaries.

 

Sometimes people don’t take you seriously when you tell them that you work for yourself. They think you are always available to chat or have lunch.

I had a number of friends that would call me at all hours, assuming I was available because they wanted to talk. Granted, it was nice to have that freedom at first. But, I soon realized that if I was going to be successful, I couldn’t let those kinds of distractions interrupt my workday.

Save before you start working for yourself full time.

I was in pretty good shape when I made the transition, but looking back, a few more months with a paycheck would have been wonderful.

When you start your own business, money can be very tight. You never know what you are going to make month to month.

I had one customer that initially made up most of my revenue. That customer only paid on a quarterly basis, which meant that times were tough in between payments.

I had to spend money to build the business, which meant there wasn’t a lot left over. If I didn’t get a payment right on time, it was very difficult to deal with.

There were times when I had to ask for a loan from family members simply to pay my bills.

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It can be really difficult to adjust at first. You have great days and you have terrible days. You meet goals some months, while other months you are left wondering where you went wrong.

If you make a mistake, you alone are responsible for it and your business and reputation can suffer. It is easy to feel depressed at times. You may even start to feel like you can’t handle running a business and that you made a big mistake when you left your office job.

Remember that you are not alone. All entrepreneurs have these moments, which is why it is so important to connect with others in the field.

Take time for yourself.

I had a honeymoon period of about half a year. It was really exciting to see the business get bigger. Each milestone that I met was a reason to celebrate.

However, heading into the second year, it was more difficult. I was tired. Things weren’t as exciting because they weren’t new anymore. And then, year three came along. I was done with working such long hours.

I was done with having no time off. Burnout is certainly an issue in this business, so you have to figure out how to balance your personal and your professional needs.

It took me a long time to get where I am today. I had to do a lot of research. I had to educate myself on business. I had to find an SEO expert. I had to figure out who my main competitors were and keep an eye on them. I also had to stay current with what was happening in the field so that I didn’t fall behind.

No matter how hard I worked, it seemed like I could never get caught up. Running a business is a big responsibility.

If you are interested in starting your own business, you want to set yourself up for success. Try to cut back on your living expenses. Make sure you have substantial savings. Set up an area in your home where you can work, free from distractions.

If you are married, get your spouse on board. He or she can help pay bills while you are getting your business off the ground.

Your business is only as good as you are.

Make sure you have a support system of other business professionals. These people can help you acknowledge your weaknesses, encourage you to keep moving forward and advise you on common mistakes.

You can try and go it alone, but it will be very difficult for you. As with anything else in life, your support network has a lot to do with your success. You are probably strongly invested in your business; after all, it is something that you created. Make sure you have people that you trust to help you along the way.

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Grace Lee has been practicing in the field of digital marketing for several years now. She has already brought numerous sites in search engines’ first pages in search results. In her spare time, she loves listening to podcasts about Google algorithm updates and other matters related to SEO.