Although it might not always be obvious, there are signs when your employees are almost at their breaking point.
This article comes from Entrepreneur.
You can’t increase employee motivation and quality control if you don’t first notice the telltale signs of overworked and inefficient employees.
Unhappy employees are less productive than their joyful counterparts. Specifically, one study estimates that happy employees are about 12 percent more productive than unhappy employees.
That’s not surprising when you think about it. When people have less internal concerns, they produce a better quality more consistently.
Although it might seem like laughing employees kills productivity and profitability, it might actually — as the study above suggests — encourage a higher efficiency and quality when employees do sit down to work.
Sadly, when employees are overworked and overstressed, miscommunications are inevitable — and they’re often a sign that you need to hire more people, clean up processes or redistribute existing projects from certain employees.
The reality is, most people operate best when running at about 80 percent. Even a great employee might burn out and start making silly mistakes when running at 90 or 100 percent for too long.
Slow down and bring back your superstars before they burn out for good.
If new hires with high spirits and old hires with long commitments try to miss work as often as possible, then there’s a good chance you’re burning out your employees.
You should reevaluate your business processes before those workers leave for good.
When you hired your employees, more than likely, part of why you chose them was because they showed passion for their work.
If that passion starts to fade, it might be a sign that those same employees don’t have the time or energy to pursue their greatest interests.
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