A new report has revealed poor productivity and staffing inefficiencies are two of the most hidden and costly problems facing Australian businesses.
The Robert Half report on ‘How to Maximise Employee Productivity’ identifies six core problems that lead to unproductive workplaces. These include a feeling of disconnect between employers and employees, a lack of transparency, poor communication, a lack of direction, insufficient leadership, and little to no praise.
According to Robert Half director, Andrew Brushfield, now is the time for employers to put productivity back on their radars and bring greater efficiencies to business processes.
“Now that things are improving, employers must properly assess their staffing needs and improve their efficiencies rather than simply replacing like for like,” he said.
The report also found that open communication between employers and employees is a key driver in maximising productivity. It recommends employers take an interest in their staff on a personal level, as well as a professional one.
“A healthy level of communication in the workforce can create a productive team environment and a culture of collaboration and mutual understanding,” said Brushfield.
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