Employee Productivity

How Do You Maximize Employee Productivity?

Employee productivity refers to employees’ ability to produce high-quality work with the greatest efficiency.

This rate is calculated by comparing the amount of time inputted to the amount of work accomplished. 

Productivity is a major concern for every employer since it represents the ROI of those employees.

Many factors can decrease employee productivity, such as:

  • Distractions – Email, social media, interruptions from coworkers, and similar disruptions
  • Employee Capability – Lack of skills, poor training, or inadequate knowledge
  • Motivation – Employees’ desire to work
  • Work Environment – Physical work environment, coworkers, or company culture
  • Tools and Technology – Computers, software, and other job-related tools

The more that these areas can be improved, the more productive employees will be.

In many cases, low productivity originates with poor employee onboarding. As a result, a wide range of solutions have arisen to help solve those issues. 

Here are just a few:

  • Create a company culture that is positive, rewarding, and not restrictive
  • Recruit employees that are the right fit for the company culture
  • Consider digital workflows, such as remote work and online collaboration tools
  • Ensure that employee onboarding, skills training, and orientation properly prepare employees for their life at the company

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for maximizing employee productivity. 

Each organization should examine its own work environment, discover potential areas of improvement, then develop a tailor-made solution.


Updated: April 07, 2022

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