Most companies are working on adding more hours to the work week. Not only does that take a toll on the employee, but also the company.
The employee will be burnt out at the end of a full schedule, and can't help but be less productive in their later days.
According to Forbes, studies show around 70% of employees are "not engaged" in their work because they're not feeling confident about what they do or don't know.
A study from Gallup showed that 70% of the workforce is disengaged, i.e., not motivated or inspired at work.
The spirit of the employee to work hard for their company is slowly deteriorating and it's directly attributed to how much they are overwhelmed with their daily tasks and responsibilities.
They don't have time to think outside of the box or have new ideas because it's all about keeping up with everything else they have to do daily.
So, what can you, as a business owner, do to remedy this problem?
How you can improve your employee productivity and engagement:
One of the most common causes of employee fatigue comes from feeling overworked, which is often caused by a lack of time-management skills.
Employees who are responsible for not managing their time properly are likely to drift off task or simply get distracted when they should be focusing on other aspects of the job.
As a manager, you can help your employees by setting up weekly goals and objectives that they must accomplish each day.
You can also request that your employees start using tools like Google Calendar and Google Drive for organization purposes.
It's also important that they know where their time is being spent so that they can plan to accomplish those tasks. Once set up, their weekly goals and objectives should be visible to the employees daily.
If you're not sure where to start, you can always ask them for a quick report of their day or week so that you can see what is being done and what's left to do. This way, you can help them manage better.
A recent study showed that the most productive leaders are those who take vacation days.
Inspire a 20-minute break each morning for a walk, a quick workout, or some simple stretching exercises.
Set a company wellness goal and motivate your team to be healthy and fit.
If you meet the team goal, you can celebrate by going to get a healthy lunch together.
See if your team health plan provider offers any wellness support programs.
Start a weekly fitness class, either virtual or in your office.
Encourage a healthy work-life balance by giving clear communication rules. If people are used to answering messages or sending emails after hours, put a stop to it.
Permit your employees to take mental health days. They’re not going to be productive when they’re overwhelmed anyway.
You can’t force employees to take care of themselves. But you can set the motivation for mental health and fitness.
Talk about the expressive things you do outside of work. If you set a wellness challenge, be the one to beat.
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