In a perfect world you’d have a plentiful amount of employees at your disposal and they’d all take care of tasks quickly and efficiently. That would be nice, right?
But unfortunately, that’s not reality. Productivity issues can pop up unexpectedly, leaving you or your managers up the creek without a paddle.
In a post from What’s Working in Credit and Collection, April Solla gives vital pointers when it comes to keeping employees productive when they’re feeling any type of pressure — including being short-staffed.
Manage time effectively
Sounds simple but often times it’s easier said than done. First, make a list of what needs to be accomplished, but factor in extra time for any last-minute tasks that may need to be completed urgently. The important thing is to be flexible.
Always meet with other departments first thing in the morning. Since every department is their own number one priority, let others know that if they need your input on a task, they should see you early in the day.
Partner with other departments
Remember that you’re all in it together. So, keep other departments informed on all major happenings, especially new projects or staff changes. Other departments will remember this and keep you in the loop if you make it a habit.
And don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice when you’re experiencing a particularly difficult challenge.
How do you handle productivity issues at work? Let us know in the comments.