The 5 simple steps to make your workforce more productive

Productivity is key to any successful business. Here are five easy steps to make your workforce a more productive one:

1) Eliminate irrelevant meetings

Do you really need a de-brief of your de-brief? Too many meetings are a constant source of irritation among hard-pushed staff, so think about how much more time could be spent on actual work instead of talking about it.

2) Be smarter with your goal setting

It’s all very well having lofty ideas, but how do you put them into practice? Your team should be set achievable tasks with clear deliverables if you want them to stay motivated and productive.

3) Encourage good communication

With a mobile workforce, it’s not always possible (or time effective) to get everyone around the table at the same time. When people are confused about who’s doing what, chaos ensues. Create a virtual space in which people can share ideas and updates without having to be tied to an office. There are dozens of different ways to communicate and collaborate online.

4) Avoid distractions

We can all get distracted from time to time, particularly if there’s a big deadline looming. Ask yourself what things prevent you from getting through your task list and get your staff to do the same. Whether it’s logging out of social media, turning phones to silent or moving to a different office to work uninterrupted for a few hours, you’ll all be amazed at how much easier it is to get things done.

5) Use the right tools for the job

Modern technology has equipped us with all sorts of wonderful tools that help businesses boost productivity, and our favorite is Microsoft Office 365. There are all sorts of hidden extras in 365 that can be switched on, to help you get more done.


If you’re interested in how Office 365 can seriously increase collaboration inside your business then let us know

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