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3 Ways to Improve Employee Efficiency

December 24 2019 - Your employees are your foot soldiers. They're the ones out there engaging with your consumers day in, day out in an attempt to draw your business more custom and profit going forward. This means, then, that any attempt that you make to improve your business should start and end with your workforce.

When you resolve to take on the all-important challenge of improving your employees, be sure to heed all of the advice laid out below.

Here are three proven ways to improve employee efficiency:

Delegate tasks and roles effectively

Effective delegation is essential when it comes to the task of improving employee efficiency. You need to be able to hand the right tasks to the right people, at the right times if you're to ensure that your workforce operates in a highly productive manner day in, day out. What's more, you have to make sure that the tone and cadence that you use to delegate tasks is one that enthuses your employees and doesn't make them feel underappreciated or devalued.

To delegate in as effective a manner as possible, you should:

  1. Refrain from dictating
  2. Be a leader
  3. Be clear when articulating your desired outcome (discuss timelines, deadlines, schedules, checkpoints, etc.)
  4. Identify boundaries and constraints from the offset
  5. Include others in the delegation process when it is feasible to do so
  6. Provide ongoing support

Change the way your workforce operates

Sometimes, your employees will be stuck in their ways and unable to perform in the most efficient manner that you expect of them. Don't be too quick to cut the excess in this instance - before looking to hire new employees, try to change the way your current workforce operates. Doing this will prove to your workers that you are willing to commit to them. As a result, they'll be much more likely to commit themselves to you and your business going forward.

If your employees are to execute a successful transformation when it comes to their productivity and efficiency, you must push them to embark on a change management journey. As stated at, taking on this challenge will see your workforce focus their combined effort on ensuring that change is accelerated in your workplace.

Should you implement the following advice, not only will you be able to execute change with regards to your employee efficiency, but you'll also be to maximize its intended impact:

  • Unfreeze your employees and change their perceptions.
  • Move your employees and push them to operate in a different manner.
  • Refreeze your employees and ensure that their new way of working becomes a part of your everyday workplace culture.

Embrace a flexible working schedule

Embracing a flexible working schedule might sound inefficient, but it's actually quite the opposite. Granting your employees the opportunity to work from home will enable them to save time and effort that they would have otherwise spent getting to your place of work. With the time and effort that they save in this instance, they will be able to get a head start on their working day and ultimately operate in a much more efficient manner.

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