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Discussion in 'Growing and Managing a Business' started by Tonny Fer, Jul 23, 2010.
i used to try some encouragement like u are talking about, it's working, but just a few months...
Very insightful, there are certain sites that you can download the software and it blocks whom ever is using your internet connection from logging into certain domains. But definitely look into a productivity chart or method to keep track of what your employees are up to.
If you think your employees are spending too much time on Internet then you can us an Internet filter to block their access. If you would like to monitor their activity on the computer then I think the best option is to use an employee monitoring software. You can check this app: http://www.cyclope-series.com/employee-surveillance/employee-monitoring-software.html
Thanks for sharing that resource with us Anelly, but unfortunately the page is opening extremely slowly for me, it's just hanging there. Hopefully it's a temporary glitch.
The most efficiant way i know is to reward the best worker with some extra cash or promotion...etc..... Then the others will start working more to get the reward..
I think it was Fergal. The site opened in a flash for me. Thanks Anelly! It looks like a very comprehensive resource.
I had to laugh at this stat in their sidebar: 70% of porn is downloaded between 9am and 5 pm!
Thanks Kay, it's opening fine for me now. It looks like a great resource for anyone who wants to monitor employee Internet usage.
According to me -Employees who rated their workplaces highly in regard to these two practices generally have more positive views on workplace productivity practices in general, and are more likely to agree that their workplace performs well in relation to various processes for identifying and implementing changes to improve productivity
I agree with the above ideas to increase employee productivity and also promotional products like wristbands, lanyards, badges, bracelets can inspire, motivate and give them an unique identity. This idea can be surely give positive increase in employee production.
I'm not positive about how your office is laid out but I actually set mine up facing the same direction as everyone else and then added tinted mirror looking windows. So when I close my door they have no Idea what I'm doing so the illusion of always being watched comes into play and voila!
Thats a good idea. I wouldnt say restrict internet access but I would say limit the use as much as possible. Overall give the employees good incentives make them feel comfortable & productivity/morale in the workplace should begin to rise.
It's the little things that matter.
On the limit access note an Australian company has created a product that allows bosses to limit social internet time to certain within limits they set.
Most bosses don't mind people doing personal stuff as long as it is respected as a privilege and the employees are productive - so they made new software.
When I dig out the article I'll make a new thread about it.
That's a huge percent
Have you tried using time tracker device? Tempo is a web based time tracker that can maximize the efficiency of your business. Employees enter how they spent their time, and with this data, you as the business owner can generate reports, charts and graphs to spot patterns, compare performance and analyze your team. I can't post links yet, but if you are interested in checking it out, visit
w w w. keeptempo .com
I haven't used neither Cyclop nor time-tracing Tempo. And you? What about the demo and stability of the softs? Do you like it?
I really like Tempo. I've been using it for over a year now. There's a free version and 30 day trials for all other packages if you want to give it a shot before committing
Well I think you must set targets in your business and if anyone fails to achieve the target he/she should be fined . On the other hand if someone achieves more than the targets he/she should be rewarded.
There could be different reasons for the failure: lack of time or the person tried to find more creative solution. So the punishment won't work, it only kills the enthusiasm. To reward person it's good, but it shouldn't be like sugar for the horse in the circus. If he does everything all right he receives two pieces of sugar, for example. There should be some corporate philosophy when everything and everyone works for the same goal. And the chief has the possibility for impartial and objective assessment of the employees achievements.
Make them send you a daily productivity in which the number of hours is included and to verify this, you can watch them while they perform. And yes, rewards will be great. Often than not, they are employees motivating factor or driving force to work doubly hard.
Your employees productivity boils down to leadership. If leaderships is failing so will your employees. Their must be a distinct representation of what their goals are and how to achieve them. Things such as an operations manual, key results areas, key performance indicators, training, among many other things. It's to easy to say the employees aren't productive because were the ones who hired them, so why aren't they doing as we told them. When employees are unproductive or lack motivation it all goes back to leadership. If theirs just no hope, then it's our job to fire them and make sure good people who are ready to implement our corporate strategy are hired. Firing is a horrible end result as we're the ones who hired them so we may need to pay more attention to this area as well. Last, take a hard look at their working environment. Theirs a huge correlation between productivity and business attire.