If anyone says that managing a group of people is a walk in the park, you probably should not trust them. Anyone with any responsibility for a team of workers knows that it can be a pain in the neck. But it doesn’t have to be. You can make your management duties a lot more manageable with the right tech tools at your disposal.
Make work easy
An issue that most people are going to face at some point in their career is the problem of productivity. Sometimes, it is down to personal engagement or disposition. More often than you might think, however, it’s a matter of having the right tools to handle your workload effectively. To that end, you should look at the tools that can make your employees a lot more productive. From time management software that will help them better organise their working day to automating software that will drastically reduce the amount of time spent on busywork, there’s a lot you can do to make work easier for them.
Measure that productivity
Naturally, you can’t just assume that any solutions you push through are going to do the job. A business that operates on assumptions will not operate well. Instead, make sure you’re taking the steps to measure their productivity. For instance, you might set up a shared system where people set up logs of what they do during the day. Rather than making it a one-size-fits-all measurement, talk to them about the work they do and the most relevant key performance indicators to measure their productivity by.
Deal with real concerns
Not all your team’s concerns will be about how much work they’re getting done or how well they get it done. They face pressures from all sides and some of the most serious revolve around their health. For instance, it’s a good idea to track how much extra work an employee might do with tracking software, to make sure they’re not overworking themselves. But the right data can help you get at the real heart of their health using things like EAP solutions. That way you can assess and use data on their health to help them find working conditions that better fit their wellbeing.
Keep them in the loop
Any problem or concern is going to be made a lot worse with sub-par internal communication. Emails and messages are a great way to communicate quickly. But they’re not always efficient. Especially if people aren’t in the habit of cleaning their inboxes regularly. Think about teaching your employees how to use email management apps or alternative forms of communication for those messages that are an extra high priority. It’s going to make your workplace a lot more free of mistakes and miscommunications, resulting in a much more efficient business.
Make it a lot easier to get in touch and to hold your team accountable. At the same time, look at how your tech can address their needs, from running health assessment programmes to helping them better deal with their workload.