Ever suspected that some of your employees or team players could do more than they are currently doing? Ever wondered why they are struggling to get through some tasks that otherwise seem relatively easy to complete? Here are 3 of the top reasons why employees sometimes lose out on productivity time.
Surfing the net and socialising online
A lot of employees get stuck on the internet surfing for personal things that have no particular connection with their jobs. A quick solution to solve this problem would be barring them from accessing certain websites or social media platforms/applications that you know steal a good amount of their work time. This way when they are logged onto their computers they are doing purely work related thigs. Alternatively, if you do not like restricting them too much, you can install a monitoring programme like Rescue Time which allows you to see exactly how much time employees spend on certain sites.
Prolonged Smartphone Use
Some companies have resorted to strict no-smartphones policy because they realise how much time employees spend on their smartphones instead of on their computers doing work.
Socialising with co-workers
Employees connecting with each other and building friendships with each other is a good thing. It helps foster team spirit and good working relationships. This however becomes a problem when employees spend more time socialising than actually getting work done.
Getting to the root of unproductivity in the workplace is the first step to finding a solution and making sure that company time is used as effectively and efficiently as possible.