The Productivity Fix
In my new keynote, I share the not-so-secret information that sometimes slows our productivity and offer up powerful solutions that are quite effective in increasing it.
It’s feels like the more effort we put in place to increase our productivity, the more hurdles pop up in an attempt to slow our progress.
Leadership, open communications and the ability to be resourceful are essential.
The problem is that constraints get in our way and limited resources only add to a decline in productivity. And, we’re often scrambling to keep our workload from getting the best of us.
There’s little doubt the each of us wants higher productivity, not less, when faced with these constraints.
It can affect any and all departments and all positions in the company as well. From leaders and management to first year employees.
Sometimes, we’re aware of the barriers and other times not so much. But, it’s this desire to remove them that is essential to growing productivity, retaining employees and growing workplace satisfaction.
Think about what’s at stake
Sales, marketing, production, admin, HR, IT, company initiatives and more have the opportunity to receive and deliver more information if they can identify the staff that could benefit from it.
Our customers benefits too, because the sharing of information that is not secret or proprietary can increase sales, inventory and margins.
Resourcefulness is essential in increasing productivity as history shows us repeatedly.
Too often, we recognize and even complain about the resources we don’t have. We’re quick to point out what’s not working or why we cannot produce like we used to produce.
The answer is based on studies for my new book, 28 years in corporate America and workplace observations, both inside and on the streets, where deals are made and lost.
Think about Gates and Allen. They began with Traf-O-Data. It read and processed traffic tapes but was too expensive for municipalities. They failed.
But Paul Allen and Bill Gates of Microsoft fame took inventory of the resources they had, looked at multiple perspectives of these resources and focused on microprocessors.
These efforts would eventually lead them to an inexpensive desktop computer that ran on microprocessors for much less then what was available.
Today Bill Gates is worth $70 billion and Paul Allen $20 billion. That’s leadership and productivity!
To increase our workplace productivity we must consider multiple perspectives of the same resource.
Doing this while sharing information with coworkers and different departments at work will:
- Give you an advantage over your competition
- Increase productivity
- Grow employee retention
What are you going to do to assist your teams to increase their productivity?