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Personalize Employee Supervision to Optimize Productivity in the Workplace

Find out how each worker likes to be supervised, and it will lead to increased productivity in the workplace.

Find out how each worker likes to be supervised, and it will lead to increased productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

A superior’s job is always to try to maximize productivity in the workplace. One of the most important ways to do this is by supervising your team with their jobs. Everyone needs some guidance every now and again. However, no two people are the same. Not everyone responds to a certain kind of supervision well. As a supervisor, it is your job to personalize your supervising techniques on a per-worker basis.

For comparison, let’s say that the workplace is a gym class, you are the coach and your team members are your students. Some students respond well to a coach berating them as it pushes them to do better. There are other students, however, that lose hope when a coach calls them weak for not being able to climb a rope. It is the same when supervising employees on the job, although this comparison definitely does not suggest that you should yell obscenities at your employees.

The needs of one staff member may differ greatly with another’s, even if they are on the same team. As a supervisor, you cannot treat these two people like robots and assume that they’ll respond well to similar types of supervision. One may like being closely supervised, but another works better when they have been allowed some space to work for themselves. This is about finding out under what circumstances your employees work best to maximize the productivity in the workplace.

The only thought you should give to everyone is praise. If they are doing good work, do not hesitate to praise them. Everyone loves hearing how well they have been doing every once in a while.

As a supervisor, you should utilize your social skills for an improved work environment. Find which people respond well to what supervision techniques and you will ensure proper optimization of productivity in the workplace.

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5 Tips for a Supervisor to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Working as a manager, you know that there is much more to your job than simply telling people what to do. Productivity in the workplace depends in large part on keeping employees motivated to do their job.A key factor in productivity in the workplace is the engagement level between supervisor and employee.

For employees who are more engaged with their supervisors, 62% believe the supervisor sets a good example in the workplace. In addition, employees that are disengaged are 2.5 times more inclined to change jobs for as little as a 5% increase in pay.

Five tips to keep employees engaged:

  1. Give praise when it is deserved to increase motivation. Let the employee know that their contributions to the company are important.
  2. Ask for help. Use their brainpower to come up with new ideas. Ask for feedback. Keep them engaged in the process. Studies show that the more involved an employee is with creating new processes in the workplace, the more invested and passionate they’ll become.
  3. When you give out an assignment, make sure that your expectations are clear. Have the employee reiterate what it is that you want done. Don’t expect them to read your mind.
  4. Be honest. If you lead with transparency, your team will want to do the same. You should be afraid to admit when you make a mistake and neither should they.
  5. Don’t internalize problems with employees and fail to handle the issues quickly. Bottling up problems will cause you to do something rash.

Providing motivation is a good way to keep your employees engaged and invested in the success of the company. Productivity in the workplace can be increased when people are encouraged and inspired to make changes. Check in regularly with your employees and listen to them. Help them to help you.

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