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How C-suite executives can increase productivity within their workforce #WorldProductivityDay

20th June 2017 | Richard Goodall

How C-suite executives can increase productivity within their workforce #WorldProductivityDay

The C-suite in many cases has a huge influence over their employees but trying to increase their productivity isn’t always simple. These are some tips on how C-suite executives can increase productivity within their workforce: Ensure executives are following the business’ goals Executives who motivate individuals, follow business goals and demonstrate these will be off to a great start when it comes to increasing productivity within their workforce. It is important that at the start of every business meeting, you remind your employees what your business goals are and how you are going to achieve them. Doing this will show your employees that if you believe in your business goals then they should do too, helping to motivate them further. By ensuring that your team is following the business’ goals, it will encourage other employees to do the same which will, therefore, help to make them more productive. Recruiting individuals in higher positions who are the best fit to complement your business goals via C-suite executive recruitment is the key to handling this, as behaviours demonstrated within the C-Suite are most likely to trickle down and influence employees further down the organisation’s hierarchy. Provide lots of resources Businesses need resources […]

The C-suite in many cases has a huge influence over their employees but trying to increase their productivity isn’t always simple. These are some tips on how C-suite executives can increase productivity within their workforce:

Ensure executives are following the business’ goals

Executives who motivate individuals, follow business goals and demonstrate these will be off to a great start when it comes to increasing productivity within their workforce. It is important that at the start of every business meeting, you remind your employees what your business goals are and how you are going to achieve them. Doing this will show your employees that if you believe in your business goals then they should do too, helping to motivate them further.
By ensuring that your team is following the business’ goals, it will encourage other employees to do the same which will, therefore, help to make them more productive. Recruiting individuals in higher positions who are the best fit to complement your business goals via C-suite executive recruitment is the key to handling this, as behaviours demonstrated within the C-Suite are most likely to trickle down and influence employees further down the organisation’s hierarchy.

Provide lots of resources

Businesses need resources to reach deadlines set by executives. Even if these resources are individuals, technology or something to learn from, executives should comprehend why resources are important to their business.
By providing the most appropriate resources to help support your employee’s productivity, you can ensure that each employee is equipped with the correct resources to do the best possible job in the most efficient timescale.

Make your business goals clear and implement sufficient talent management strategies

Talent management strategies focus on evaluating and implementing employee progression in alignment with business goals, and as such, it is paramount a business is sufficiently transparent with these goals. Having substantial talent management strategies in place ensures the most valuable employees are able to work their way up the chain while implementing a mapped out career progression path, which is imperative to improving employee productivity.

Encourage communication between workers

Individuals who are allowed to work more closely and communicate with their colleagues are more likely to enjoy work and subsequently, the business they are working for. Recruiting can significantly contribute to this, but whoever you decide to recruit, you will need to make sure that your workers are in regular communication with one another.
You may have an open floor plan that makes it easier for your employees to work closely with one another, but if you don’t, social apps such as Slack and HipChat will be helpful in increasing communication across your business, even if some members are working remotely. Using internal messaging platforms such as the above will not only help in sharing information within the company but will help you become more connected with your employees, which will allow you to easily highlight any issues that arise.
Individuals who work for a company with clear business goals, an ample amount of accessible resources and a communication system that allows them to get closer to other employees will likely be more productivity in the workplace. The C-suite has a chance to push productivity from the top, but they should make sure that they follow each of these points in order to ‘lead by example’, and encourage these behaviours to trickle down. This will take time and commitment, but the reward will be worth it.
Since today is #WorldProductivityDay, we wanted to share this information with you to ensure you are equipped with the right knowledge to continue to improve productivity among your workforce. Our talent management process goes beyond placing candidates at the C-suite level so if you’re looking for a C-suite executive recruitment consultancy to find the best talent for your company, we may be exactly what you’re looking for. Find out more about our tailored approach here.