Almost every organization is said to be plagued with symptoms of productivity related problems. It is something that needs to be eliminated immediately to avoid long term negative consequences. This is to be undertaken by the managers of the business. Experts are of the opinion that productivity problems are not actually faced by organizations, but management and leadership problems.
This might appear to be a challenging task at first glance, which requires immediate changing or fixing. An important advice to the managers would be to have the crucial aspects to be identified individually and fix them before going to the next.
Tips to remove productivity related issues at the workplace
- Having clear objective: A clear objective is to be established with the concerned person. For instance, if the principles have to be applied to the equipment, then it is necessary for the operator to agree to the pre-defined objectives and be aware of it. The typical objective could be, “Keeping the equipment running for about 7 hours/ working day or 85% of working day. A straight line drawn on a graph can better illustrate this objective. Such feedback can help the operator to know how they have been performing with regards to the agreed mutual objective.
- Keeping end in mind: Every task that does not make any contribution towards the objective may result in delaying or avoiding target achievement, something that has to be learnt by the operator. Working along with the operator is a much better way to train him. They are to be enquired about the consequences if a specific low priority task is to be performed. Also, they are to be enquired if their objective of having the equipment kept running would be contributed or not. An essential learn that the operators can learn is, “it is not possible to catch up with lost time”.
- Thinking ahead: The operator is required to imbibe within himself the ability to think ahead about the next tasks which is to be sufficient in normal circumstances. In some occasions, it might be necessary to plan a good number of tasks in advance. Apart from thinking ahead, they are to keep in mind their top priority of having the equipment kept running.
The above tips are although not all are sure to help the management to ensure that workplace productivity is enhanced by training the staffs to meet up to the expectations.