Three Key Ways To Improve Employees’ Productivity In SMEs

Oupa Baloyi

The months of April and May had bucketloads of holidays in South Africa and as a result, employees from SMEs became less productive upon their return from holidays and others are battling to recover from their less productivity to the level of productivity they were in. This has got with it in in-depth detail three key ways in which SMEs can improve productivity

Show Appreciation And Value

Nothing makes workers happier than making them feel valued and appreciated for their hard work. Workers aren’t motivated by company outings or other bigger things. It only takes a mere word to make them feel appreciated. They just want their employer to say: ‘kudos’. They want to feel that their company values the contribution that they are making.

In some companies, the powers-that-be give their employees awards for excellence when they performed well. Other organisations offer their employees at the end of the year as a token of appreciation for the effort that they expend throughout the year.

Integration And Solicitation Of Employees’ Views

To improve and boost productivity in workplaces, managers should always solicit their employees’ thoughts and integrate their views on things that concern them and their organisation.

Make sure that you demonstrate you are listening by communicating what and how you’re changing – and the rationale if some things cannot be changed right now. A survey to ascertain their work experience at their current organisation should also be conducted.

Using Business Intelligence And Data Science To Improve Productivity

The use of business intelligence and data science can help improve the productivity of employees. When it comes to understanding more employees and their productivity, look at your highest performing teams and see what patterns and insights emerge.

Apply data science as well as business intelligence to your people analytics to test hypotheses and understand what they respond positively to. Business Intelligence Analyst at Hulisa employs Microsoft products such as Power BI and List to check the performance and level of productivity of employees.

Synchronised together, one can easily integrate and visualise a list of activities and check whether they are completed or still in progress. This also helps to find an area in which employees can improve on, let alone play a role in other decision-making areas for a change. For more information, visit www.hulisa.co.za.

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