Getting the Most from your Moving Staff

Getting the Most from your Moving Staff

As an executive, or a manager, you are in charge of utilizing your employees and maximizing their effectiveness to maintain certain aspects of your moving company. Take a look at the four key ways to increase your employees work productivity and make improvements which may allow you to put much needed time into the things that you need to focus on the most.

1. Communication

This may be the most important skill needed to improve your business. When you communicate with your staff, as well as your clients, make sure that the specific instructions and information are fully understood the way that you need it to be. Most people try just repeating the same request in different words, but this can cause confusion. Ultimately making a detailed list, and deadline then leaving it up to the employee to perform is the best solution.

Being clear is imperative. You may be a former English professor, but the person who you are communicating to probably isn’t. Keep the dialogue exchange simple, this will increase the probability of your message being understood.

You can see how speaking clearly and checking that you are understood can have a great impact, this lets you save time and get the result that you expect the first time.

2. Planning

This is an essential process that is required for both large projects and repeating projects. Keep a monthly planner on your desk, it comes in handy and you will soon be so adjusted to it, you won’t know how you lived with out it. Use it to record projects at the time of re-production so you can glance at it and collect information needed for it.

For larger projects, plan the project from the beginning or pre-production stage. Try to break it down into small sections and schedule doable dates to follow the completion of the steps. When there are sections of the project that can be done by other employees, speak to that employee using the communication step. After you have planned out how you will do the project, you will avoid the last minute crunch time that stresses people out.

3. Prioritize

Don’t spread yourself or workers thin, it can cause a burn out. This can happen from jumping from project to project and not receiving that feeling of making much progress on any of them, or feeling rushed to finish on deadlines that seem absurd. If you have these feelings, then this is a sign that you need to re-prioritize your time.

At the beginning of the day, go through your box and prioritize its content by their dead line. A great rule of thumb is to start with the small and simple tasks first. Think about it like paying for debt, start with the smallest increments first, then work your way up to the larger increments, this will help you avoid the feeling that your not getting much accomplished.

4. Procrastination

For a majority of individuals, this is the worst time waster. Like they say about small business companies, it is best to acknowledge that there is a problem, with that said, it is best to acknowledge that at one point or another, everyone must admit that they have procrastinated. The next step is to have them identify what step of the project is put off the longest. Once the individual knows this figure out why this happens. Try to break it down into small pieces rather than taking it in all at once. If you can eliminate employee procrastination, or your own, you will be amazed how much you can accomplish in a day.