We're happier when we're accomplishing stuff, and we enjoy the rewards - whether it's a pat on the back, an acknowledgement in front of the team, or a pay raise - that come when we can be productive in our work.
And we get frustrated when we face obstacles that stand between us and our productivity.
Studies show us that leadership is one of the most potent factors in the workplace; that means that you, as team leader, can control a surprisingly large amount of what influences the productivity of your team members.
Here are three surprisingly simple but effective ways you can help your team reach the higher levels of productivity that you would all like to see.1. Set limits.
We all deal with a constant barrage of data. We quickly become overwhelmed by the ability to connect instantly and globally. And we are handling all this data and connectivity under individual work loads and expectations that are increasing, rather than decreasing.
Sometimes the biggest barrier to productivity is simply this too much. Too much of everything. Read more...