How do we get Maximum Productivity and Efficiency out of our Teams?
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t want to get more productivity from their management and staff. The difficulty is that most firms have a very-old fashioned, mid-twentieth century idea of productivity. The concept that the more hours people work the more productive they’ll be still remains, despite it being proved out-dated and simply wrong by numerous studies.
We need to work smarter than that.
For example, did you know that the quality of work decreases and the quantity of errors increases after 35 hours? That happiness and feeling comfortable in the workplace are the major influencers on productivity? That procrastination can be a good thing? (A. Kjerholf, via Positive Sharing.com).
Leadership and Management
Productivity, of course can also be directly attributed to two other major factors. The quality of the company’s Leadership and the quality of Management on offer. Leadership can be broken down into four primary factors:
- Sense of Humour
All of which are fairly self-explanatory. When asked ‘What makes a good leader?’ you can be sure it’s most, if not all, of those characteristics.
It would be foolhardy to go into a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of management in this post, as you can imagine there’s a veritable forest of literature on the subject!
Coaching in Leadership, Management Skills and Team Building
There have been numerous studies into best-practice for leadership and management and opinion continues to be divided on most aspects. There will always be people in differing ‘camps’. What businesses today need is a balanced approach: help, advice and training from a professional who is knowledgable about all opinions.
For your company to be successful in an ever-more competitive business environment this knowledge in invaluable, which is why specialist coaching in these areas is so important. Contact me now if you would like tools and the coaching to understand the importance of leadership, management skills and team building within your business.