How To Increase Employee Productivity In The Workplace

How To Increase Employee Productivity In The Workplace

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It’s a hot topic out there in the
business world. How to increase employee productivity in the workplace. I’ve got
3 tips for you. It’s a hot topic in the business world. How to increase
employee productivity in the workplace? If you watch this video, you’re going to get
3 tips for how to do that immediately. In my mini book –Portable
Positivity, I point out that there are 2 processes that are going on
continuously in your own mind. And we don’t even notice this sometimes. This is
an obvious thing that is completely unnoticed. Obvious but unnoticed. Like the
feeling of your clothing. Can you feel it? It’s pretty obvious, huh? But totally
unnoticed until I brought it to your attention. These processes in our mind
are in that realm. They are obvious once they’re brought to your attention. But
completely unnoticed up until that point. The research on employee productivity is
very strong in suggesting that a position of gratitude fosters
productivity. Why is that true? It’s because of these 2 processes that are
going on in our mind. The first one is evaluation. Evaluation
is where we judge things. And we can’t turn this off. Our mind is constantly
judging or evaluating our situation. Is this a good thing?
Is this a bad thing? We’re asking those questions and then our mind to answers
those questions for us. What does this have to do with employees? Think about
someone in the work environment. They’re getting feedback from you as a leader or
from their own mind or from their co-workers about how they’re doing. So,
the first tip for increasing employee productivity is to create and foster a
culture of appreciation and gratitude. This is powerful because when people
feel appreciated, it creates an energy inside of them that they take to
the next process which is creation. And that’s where our productivity happens.
Think about it this way. Whatever energy we create in the evaluation mode is the
currency that we take to the creation mode. When you create a culture of
appreciation and gratitude, the energy that people can then take to upgrade and
improve and innovate and create and produce is phenomenal. And the research
is backing this up like crazy. Now, the second tip for how to increase
productivity with your employees is to change the thinking around mistakes. We,
all make them. Mistakes are going to happen. You’ve probably heard about how
post-it notes came about. 3M corporation has made a gazillion dollars off of this
little product that actually was the result of a mistake. They were trying to
make an adhesive that was strong. They came up with one that was weak. Well,
that’s a mistake, right? Yes. And a very profitable mistake. Because that allowed
them to take the note off again instead of having it stuck there forever. This
was a very profitable mistake. And many mistakes are. It creates change. It
creates new possibilities. So, if in our companies, we have a culture around
mistakes as being a good thing. Okay, now I know that’s going to drive you a little
nuts for a minute. But just open your mind to this. If you could be open to the
possibility that that mistake could lead us to some kind of an innovation or an
upgrade or an improvement then you’re able to reinforce or reward the creative
thinking of your employees. And they’re no longer afraid to reach
out or upgrade or try something because the culture in the company is actually
rewarding of taking that kind of a risk. Okay,
now this third one is something that I’m particularly passionate about.
Because every employee in every organization is a person. Okay. Maybe I
overstated that I suppose there are some organizations that might have animals
who are considered employees. I’m not talking about that right now. People
operate under certain principles that are not that hard to figure out.
Especially if you tune in with yourself. And what’s important to you? Taking care
of your people is going to make a huge difference in your bottom line. Now, a lot
of companies spend thousands of dollars every year on employee benefits or on
the programs that take care of their employees. But they overlook an important
part? How do we take care of their mind? I’ve found that companies that I’m
personally aware of who invest in the personal development of their employees.
And notice, this isn’t even work-related. This has nothing to do with the product
or service that this company offers. They’re investing solely in the minds of
their people. So, a personal development program that includes positivity
training, for example. Or attitude or perspective or the the things that we
talk about all the time here on this channel.
It makes a big difference. I know one company that I’ve personally worked with
who doubled their revenues in one year simply by investing in the mental health
and strength and psychological fitness of their employees. Pretty cool. That’s a
quick way that you can improve the productivity of everyone in the
workplace. And talk is cheap. Saying that it’s important is one thing
but investing time energy and dollars in it is what will be noticed by those
employees. At the beginning of the video, I mentioned Portable Positivity. My mini
book that goes over those 2 evaluation and creation processes that we mentioned
earlier. I think that would be a valuable resource for you, for your company. You
can get a free digital copy down in the comments. And if you like it, contact me.
I’ll get you set up. Share some of your ideas about this topic down in the
comments. Let’s start a conversation about this and come back tomorrow
because I’ll have another video for you.


  1. I'm such a believer in gratitude. It helps with productivity and so many other areas of business and life. Love how you described these processes as being obvious but unnoticed. Yes to productivity in the workplace!! Cheers!

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