We can talk about training forever, but ultimately improving employee’s performance remains the goal.
Keep Goals Clear & Focused– Make sure that your team members are aware of what you expect from them. Once you have tailored your approach to each of your team members’ needs, you should also set a date to see how things are progressing.
Match Tasks to Skills- Knowing your employees’ skills and behavioral styles is essential for maximizing efficiency. However, they might struggle if they are given a more rule-intensive, detail-oriented task.
Communicate Effectively- Every manager knows that communication is the key to a productive workforce. Technology has allowed us to contact each other with the mere click of a button, this naturally means that current communication methods are as efficient as possible, right? Not necessarily.
Train and Develop Employees- Reducing training, or cutting it all together, might seem like a good way to save company time and money. Forcing employees to learn their jobs on the fly can be extremely inefficient. So, instead of having workers aimless trying to accomplish a task with zero guidance, take the extra day to teach them the necessary skills to do their job.
Don’t forget to have a little fun- To improve employee performance, make it enjoyable to be at work. Spending 40+ hours a week in an uninspiring environment is a recipe to get uninspiring results.
Study after study has shown that performance is improved when the workday is broken up by small breaks and fresh air. Adding in team building experiences and opportunities to laugh are sure to go a long way towards improving employee performance.