How to produce a positive and productive workforce

Written on: 21 March 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

Topic

[employers, productivity, managing, mentoring]

Producing a positive and productive workforce can make all the different in the day-to-day work environment. Most people spend a large proportion of time in the workplace and when morale is running low so can the work load. It is important to keep staff spirits high, keeping the job enjoyable and work flow running.

  1. Positive Reinforcement

Make sure employees know they are appreciated, especially when enthusiasm is running low. Always follow a negative with a positive to keep staff morale high. There is nothing worse than pulling out the bad and not appreciating the good. Even a small comment of reassurance can make all the difference.

  1. Making suggestions

Allow employees to make suggestions to improve the working environment. This could be in the form of a suggestion box or reporting to a senior member of staff. Encourage honesty and allow the expression of thought and opinions, especially positive ones. This will make employees feel at ease and able to be themselves, feeling valued, with the opportunity to make changes in the workplace.

  1. Listen

By listening to concerns and providing solutions shows the employers are cared for. Making them feel more valued. By providing solutions to issues will overall create a more positive workforce if they know they can share a problem openly and get the help required.

  1. Enjoyment

Having employees enjoy what they are doing comes hand-in-hand with the productivity of the workload! If an employee enjoys the tasks set they are more likely to be optimistic and get the job done successfully, to a higher standard. By having a relaxed and positive working environment, can make employees feel comfortable and be able to work effectively with colleagues.

  1. Incentives

Having incentives for employees can improve work performance, setting goals and making it fun! Incentives such as a staff night out can be very beneficial, allowing the team to gel and get to know each other outside of work. Rewarding your team for hard work will keep everyone motivated and feeling appreciated. This can also encourage team work and a bit of healthy competition.

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