It’s usually not how many hours you put into your work, it’s how efficient you are. At a workplace, there exist a number of time thieves that can hinder employee efficiency and productivity. Here’s how you prevent them from stealing more time.
How to improve employee efficiency and what to avoid
- Being interrupted. On average it takes about 15 minutes to regain lost concentration. Turn off your phone and politely cut unnecessarily long conversations whenever you need maximum concentration.
- Constantly checking your email. Schedule reading and answering your emails about two times a day depending on your role.
- Meetings. Always evaluate how many employees that need to participate and if possible: set up a digital meeting. Digital meetings tend to take less time and eliminate the time for transportation.
- Misunderstandings. Always make sure that you have understood the task correctly and that there is no room for ambiguity. If you delegate an assignment: ensure that there’s no misinterpretation.
- Being poorly organized. Spend a little time every day to reflect over and organize your tasks, projects, and goals.
To find the most prevalent time thieves at your workplace, it’s a good idea to measure employee efficiency. Remente provides tools that enable you as the employer to get an overview of the organization, allowing you to see, pinpoint, and resolve bottlenecks.
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