Productive employees are a top priority for any business looking to grow and succeed. But without fully understanding what leads to unproductive slumps, it can be hard to maintain high productivity.
If you have employees whose productivity has been suffering lately, here are some reasons it might be happening and what to do about it.
- They feel unrecognized
Lack of employee recognition can have a huge effect on productivity. Without it, employees can start to feel under-valued. This can lead to feelings of grief, anxiety and disappointment, all of which reduce motivation and productivity.
While it’s important to maintain professionalism at the workplace, it’s important to remember that your employees are people being impacted by many factors outside the office. By recognizing employees and appreciating the hard work that they put in, you can help increase your employees’ self-confidence and the loyalty they feel towards your company. In turn, this will increase productivity.
One way of showing recognition is to give back to the team with a special event that treats everyone to a super fun activity, like our hunt and race games. They provide high energy fun and are a great way to reward your crew for all their hard work.
- They need more communication
In many workplaces, communication moves in one direction – from the manager to their employees. Managers in these environments also restrict the information they share, making employees feel like they only have part of the story.
While the goal of these managers is to ensure important details are kept safe and employees aren’t overwhelmed with information, it can make it much harder for team members to do their jobs. It can also make employees feel like they don’t have a voice.
To help improve productivity and your employee’s ability to do their job, you need to have two-way communication. You need to let them ask questions and share their concerns and suggestions. This will make them feel heard, which will not only create better work relationships, it will also help them feel more valued.
If your company has lacked effective communication for a while, it can be hard to transform to a culture where everyone is open and communicates well. Team building activities can be a great way to reopen communication channels that have been closed for too long, and they can teach you and your team effective ways to collaborate with one another.
Check out all our team based experiences. Team activities enhance collaboration and break down communication barriers in a fun interactive game or challenge.
- They are burnt out
While burnout is usually likened to workplace stress, it is actually a diagnosable mental health condition. When employees are burnt out, they can feel drained and unable to function at work, which can lead to lower productivity.
To ensure your employees don’t get burnt out, you need to create a healthy work environment. Find out what can cause burn out then compare it to your current practices to see if there are changes you need to make. This could include less multitasking among employees, clearer job responsibilities and less after-hours work. You also want to train employees so that they are aware of the signs of burnout and know how to approach management when they need help.
If you feel like your employees are less productive than they could be. You should consider a fun, and motivational team building experience. Teambonders offers a fully customized wellness activity that focuses on employee health. Check it out.
Team building experiences can help with communication and collaboration. But it is also a good opportunity to show recognition and give your team a break from the regular work schedule, which can help reduce burnout.
And these are only some of the ways a team building activity can help. For more information, contact our team today.