Want more productivity from your staff?
Your staff knows the answer.
Consultants and coaches get paid a lot of money to ask your staff questions like this. We ask your staff, because THEY KNOW THE ANSWERS, most often!
The question I want you to ask your staff—privately, one at a time—is
“Where or when during the day are we wasting time, where we could instead be working/producing?”
Many times I WOULD recommend having a coach or consultant ask these types of questions to your staff because they have the third-party advantage to get more honest answers and the skills to analyze the responses. However, this question can be asked by you, even quarterly! I guarantee they will find you more time, so that you can increase your productivity and profitability!
Examples of Inefficiency
Here are a few examples of opportunities to increase productivity and profitability I’ve found when I’ve asked this question myself:
“Well, for 15 minutes every morning, we sit around drinking coffee waiting for our boss to get here for the safety meeting.”
“Our safety meetings take 45 minutes, they used to take 15.”
“Often times we have staff meetings where the boss is addressing ALL of the staff but we know only a few people need to hear the message, none of US are doing that thing wrong that he’s talking about! It’s just a waste of time for the 20 people in the room he’s not really talking to.”
All of these responses have a solution where you can improve efficiency and productivity.
Go find some efficiency today! Start your week off right!
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