Long term investment in employee wellbeing pays dividends in terms of performance, productivity, and creativity in organizations both large and small. But how can we boost productivity in the shorter term? Here are 5 ways to boost employee performance immediately.
Nurture better relations
Better relationships and collaboration lead to better performance throughout the organization so creating opportunities for departments and individuals to build closer bonds is one of the quickest ways to boost performance. Why not organize an event that allows employees to mingle? Keep it simple with non-work-related activities such as desktop yoga, group lunches, and office outings. Getting to know each other as friends, not just as colleagues, will raise motivation and morale in your organization.
Consider the environment
Environments have a big impact on people’s moods and therefore productivity. Could your workplace wellbeing be brighter and more colorful? No matter what kind of company you have and where you work, using good lighting and bright colors in the office will greatly improve the energy of employees and leave them more positive. Always make sure safety is a priority by using quality equipment.
Communicate more clearly
It’s undeniable that good communication is the backbone of a highly functioning workforce. It helps employees to feel informed, involved, and valued, and reminds them that they are integral members of your team. Weekly department feedback sessions, town hall meetings, and internal newsletters and emails are good ways to share your vision and values with members of your team while also enabling them to share their thoughts. Employee performance rises when they feel that their opinions are important, and they are being listened to.
Have some fun!
Nothing elevates the sprits and bonds us quicker than laughter. So why not boost office morale and build stronger relationships by having some fun? There are lots of exciting and silly games that can be played in a workplace environment that can inject some great energy and raise team spirit.
Start prioritizing employee wellness
Making employee wellbeing a priority in your organization will have a powerful impact on performance. This is because a workforce that can sees its leadership actively protecting its health is happier and therefore far more engaged. An engaged team is also more creative and productive.