Sometimes, when we get caught up in managing teams and coordinating workflow assignments, we fail to see the bigger picture at hand. Certain management styles, miscommunication, and lack of accountability can lead to a decrease in employee productivity -– and it might not be their fault. When employees have no idea what’s going on or feel overwhelmed in the confusion, it can be discouraging.
Here are six indicators you’re contributing to the lack of productivity:
- Micro-Management: Do you swoop in and obsess over the tiny details that really should be worked out amongst your employees? Do you find yourself focusing on minuscule project elements randomly with some employees, but not at all with others? Micro-management is one of the leading causes of dissatisfaction among employees. Sometimes, you have to know when to step back.
- Delegating: Do you fairly delegate work out to employees, or do you make it clear that you’re the only one who can handle the tough stuff? If you notice a lack of enthusiasm from employees, they might sense your overall distrust.
- Expectations: Are your employees clearly aware of expectations? Or do you come up with new expectations on the fly, introducing them when you want while confusing the employees around you? People are creatures of habit; new expectations don’t always fly.
- Feedback: When an employee slips up, do you sigh and redo the project yourself, or do you make time to provide constructive feedback? They can’t be expected to correct their mistakes if they don’t know where to begin in the first place. As a result, they start to feel like a nuisance, and back away from taking on project initiatives.
- Communication: Do you email some employees, text others, and call others depending on their reliability and connection to you? This lack of communication is frustrating for employees that get left out of the special loops, causing them to slowly slip into a habit of being unproductive.
- Training: Not everyone is going to excel at every single job element. That’s why it’s important to provide education and training that’s custom tailored to your employees. Do you lump them altogether in your mind, or do you treat each of them as individuals? They can tell.
Although Traffic Managers might not mean to contribute to employees being unproductive, the workplace is a sensitive structure. Any miscommunication or inconsistencies can upset employees, resulting in decreased work performance. With CurrentTrack, however, everything related to traffic management becomes automated in one place, with access to tools, conversations, and expectations available to everyone at all times.
Now, everyone will be treated fairly, with the same access to information as their peers. It’s an excellent way to boost employee confidence and minimize confusion moving forward.