increase productivity in the workplace
Five Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace
The holy grail for every organization seems to be a chase to increase productivity in the workplace. It isn’t rocket science that creating effective people is directly correlated to the level of happiness an individual may feel about their job.
As an entrepreneur and business owner, I have often said that I will work till my last breath because my work is a hobby. I love my job. I get such satisfaction and fulfilment from the NLP training and coaching that I do. To see people change phenomenally over a few sessions is indeed a gift!
Knowing the steps to creating effective people, I see the difference between a client’s present state of mind compared to when they have the tools to accessing happiness. They are truly excited as the difference lies in knowing “how to” build rapport, eliminate indecision, create positive states that help them in negative situations.
Increase Productivity In The Workplace
1. Happiness In The Workplace
Today, if I were to draw the same corollary, I would say that my job as a senior leader in an organization would be to create happiness in the workplace, so employees love the organization they work for.
Don’t you love going home to your family or hanging out with friends? Why not start with giving employees that same feeling when they come to work. It would be a big value add.
Organizations that have done this are reaping the benefits of attracting the best talent. Reinforcing what employees want, for instance flexi hours and job sharing, would be a reward for them.
There is no doubt that they will step up to the plate and do more than is asked for. This is how performance spikes, in organizations that treat their employees well.
2. Do The Right Job
Then ensure that each employee is in the right job. Frequent check- ins through supervisor-employee conversations or attending an NLP training, could help individuals understand their purpose in life and define their personality more clearly.
In my experience I have found employees who hated their job. I would advise someone like that to either look for another role within the organization or leave the organization altogether.
The latter step could only be taken by someone who understands themselves well and is aware of the bad fit with their job. These individuals would do well to learn tools shared at an NLP for success at work course that encourages self-management.
Inside of these self-management processes, lie an understanding of how the mind works. What are the leverage points to change behaviour? Where does the problem lie and diagnosing the issue.
3. Provide Career Counselling
It is this intimate understanding of self that allows people to observe, make change and find happiness. This is where Human Resources (HR) need to encourage some level of career counselling and be open to changes within the organization.
In my personal journey, after 13 years in the commercial banking space where I worked in specialised roles ie. Transfer Pricing in Treasury, I felt a desire to move to HR.
I contacted HR and found there was no vacancy, so I left the bank and learnt the art of headhunting. Today I am an NLP Master Trainer helping organizations increase productivity in the workplace.
This would not have happened if I had not found an NLP for success at work training which spurred my interest in the field. Today 18 years later, I still totally love what I do.
In many ways I am creating effective people by connecting them to happiness, which is within them. A positive state has us think positive. A negative state does the opposite. The wellspring of happiness sits inside each of us. The art is to find it.
I know this philosophy of happiness in the workplace brings results. My first encounter with it was when I met a CEO who was managing a 400-employee company.
He engaged me to “make his people happy”. I was astounded as I knew they would be at the end of the modular program we had designed and I also knew they would walk away with a toolbox they could access for life.
Not only did the organization achieve increased productivity in the workplace, they also found the basis of it was happiness. People were motivated to work and they had an enthusiasm to work as a team too.
Their feedback after the NLP training modules was that they now had the tools to lead, manage, sell, decide and many more, when before (on hindsight) they were groping in the dark.
Organizations have a tendency to expect results without providing a roadmap of skills to do the job. Managers too are ill equipped, without the ability to guide with professional skills, that would help a team member eradicate their negative beliefs for instance.
These are the sorts of tools that an individual would learn at an NLP for success at work course;
If you are in this situation wondering how to take your employees to the next level and increase productivity in the workplace, then this is a guide to highlighting that there is a way forward. You just need to take the first step.
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Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.