When it comes to gauging their employees’ work ethic, some employers might be overestimating their productivity, according to Entrepreneur magazine.
According to an infographic by Name Badges International, 17 of the 45 employee hours worked per week on average are deemed unproductive.
In giving feedback on common problems associated with enhancing productivity, 32 percent of workers said they faced uncertain objectives, poor communication with team members or meetings that were not effective. Other issues included unclear priorities (31 percent) and procrastination (29 percent). However, to help solve these issues with maintaining work progress, many employees said they benefited from technological solutions.
According to the graphic, 55 percent of employees connect their productivity directly to the software they use. This software may include incentive compensation software, which is used to measure employee performance for managers to review if they want to reward or promote their workers.
Using incentives to boost employee productivity as workers said their work ethic was influenced by whether their employers appreciated what they did for the company. In the infographic, 69 percent said they would become more productive if their efforts were recognized.
Working to improve sales flow
In addressing problems associated with having unclear objectives, businesses could consider using software automation to pinpoint goals and improve sales, according to Business2Community.
When it comes to sales workflow, it is crucial for staff to know their audience and how to target their marketing messages to a particular demographic. When different departments have the same goals, it is easier to achieve the company’s business vision. By using software used to measure employee performance for all business departments, including sales and marketing, the company can enhance its productivity across the board.
With technological solutions solving productivity problems, companies can have an easier time with performance and compensation management to grow their business.