It’s no secret, a productive health center, needs productive employees. Simple right? Well, it’s a straightforward equation, but the solution still takes work. So, how do you create a work environment that fosters productive, happy employees? We are going to look at five practical ways to improve your health center employees’ productivity that you can start applying right now.
Get to know your employees
Showing you care enough to learn about your employees, beyond work, can do wonders for productivity. And it doesn’t take an enormous investment in time to show interest in your employees’ lives. A few moments familiarizing yourself with an employee can unearth information that not only shows you care but can also reveal ways they can improve your office’s productivity. You’ll never know what amazing talents an employee has unless you get to know them.
Acknowledge their efforts
Don’t be the boss who has no problem criticizing but has difficulty showing appreciation. When you have a worker, who performs at a high level, acknowledge them. Create an employee of the month program that recognizes an individual who has gone beyond her job description to make your health center the best it can be. Additionally, you can take this a step further, by crafting programs that recognize all your employees. Something as easy as a pizza party can do wonders for morale, and productivity.
Delegate with confidence
You did an amazing job hiring the right people, so there should be no reason to take on work others can do. Learn to delegate with the utmost confidence that your employees will not only perform the task but excel. If you don’t have the trust in your employees to take on the extra work, you may need to invest in training programs. Or even consider hiring new workers. Because delegating should be easy.
It has been said many times, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Having clear, measurable goals is vital in helping your employees reach their peak productivity. Go beyond daily goals, and create standards that should be met weekly, monthly, and yearly. Seeing a goal that can be quantitively achieved makes it clear what each employee should be striving to reach. That in itself will increase productivity and a sense of accomplishment when the goal is met.
Ask for feedback
No one at your health center should be above constructive criticism, and that includes the boss. Ask your employees for feedback and use that information to improve your operation. Remember, they are the ones dealing with the daily work, so you can truly learn from your workers. Use that information wisely, and never ignore it.
Use these five tips to improve your health center’s productivity and not only will your work output increase but so will employee morale. And that will make everyone happy.