Poor communication and change in an organization can reduce your productivity. West Bend is proud to team up with author and speaker, Scott Lesnick, to offer actionable tips to increase productivity in your workplace.
Communication in large companies can be challenging. At times, it has to be shared on multiple levels, which can create many inefficiencies and reduce productivity. The many forms of communication, such as face-to-face, phone calls, emails, and text messages, can also create issues. Separating egos and job titles can help improve communication by encouraging others to share their ideas, thus increasing productivity.
Each individual in the workplace handles change differently. An employee who constantly worries about change can be less productive. To be an effective leader, it’s important to recognize employees who may be worried and help them navigate change. Transparency is key. Explain why the change is needed and how they fit in.
Have you ever been interrupted while working on an important project or against a deadline? If so, your productivity may have suffered. To help prevent a reduction in others’ productivity, don’t show up at their cubicle or office unannounced. Send an email, instant message, or text message to ask if they have a few minutes to talk. If you need more time, send them a meeting invite and briefly share what you’re looking for.
Today’s businesses are always looking for tactical ways to improve and move forward. Sharing information is one way to do that. Communication is key.