Employee productivity is the key to increased company productivity, and the key to increased company profits, as well — at least, in theory. Because unlike machines and soulless robots, humans are generally incapable of performing at high levels for extended periods of time without breaking down, either mentally of physically.
So how do you increase human productivity in industries where the work can’t be done by tireless robotic automatons (who will one day rise up and enslave us all)? How do you get soft, squishy humans to produce more without turning them into human-hybrid cyborgs? The answer isn’t what you’d expect.
Make people work less.
In a recent The Atlantic article, “To Work Better, Work Less,” the author contends that people work better when they work fewer hours.
[Overwork] leads to disengagement at work, as focus simply cannot be sustained for much more than 50 hours a week. Even Henry Ford knew the problem with overwork when he cut his employees’ schedules from 48-hour weeks to 40-hour weeks. He believed that working more than 40 hours a week had been causing his employees to make many errors.
Paradoxically, the more humans work, the less they accomplish because of Parkinson’s law, which states that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. So the trick is to get the most out of people within the hours that they DO work.
Make it easy for people to do more.
Nothing grinds productivity to a halt like not having the right information to move projects forward. Removing these roadblocks is critical to getting the most from the precious hours employees are capable of putting in. And that’s where an Enterprise Social Networking platform like tibbr can help.
For starters, tibbr connects all of your employees — regardless of department, office location, or time-zone — putting anyone and everyone in the company just a few keystrokes away. Sharing data and documents is also as easy as a few mouse clicks.
Better yet, tibbr is an open app-agnostic platform so Salesforce, SAP, SharePoint, Oracle, Box, and a ton of other business apps that people use everyday are all accessible in one place (two, if you count our award-winning tibbr Mobile app). This deep integration means that tibbr conversations can be started from inside other apps (even from inside Outlook), seen inside tibbr or another app entirely, and continued across any of them. So no matter which apps people are using, they can quickly share the information coworkers need to keep things moving.
Don’t just work more, get more done.
At the end of the day, productivity isn’t about having worked more hours, it’s about having done more work in the hours you had. And tibbr gives your people everything they need no matter what they’re doing.
Learn how your employees can make the most of their most productive time today — get a free trial of the tibbr platform now.