My experience with employee efficiency is somewhat unique due to my workforce being almost completely virtual. As such, efficiency can be a challenge, so I use a number of practices to ensure that my employees are productive. In contrast to many traditional workforces, I really believe in being as hands-off as possible; allowing everyone that works for me to do things at their own pace. This gives my employees a sense of freedom, which I believe is important for creativity and success.
When someone new joins my team, I arrange a goal-setting meeting via phone during which we discuss what they believe they’re accountable for, what their responsibilities are, their idea of good behavior, and what their main goals are regarding the position. I then do the same to ensure our visions for the position align. I find this really helps employees to feel motivated in working to the best of their abilities because we’ve taken the time to discuss what excellent work looks like, as well as their future opportunities within the company.
Contributors: Ameet Khabra from Hop Skip Media