Clocking in and clocking out of the office does not make you an effective employee.
It's not an achievement to exhaust yourself or spend hours of overtime constantly in "crisis mode", says HR consultant Lizette Bester.
When it comes to productivity, most employers struggle with planning and prioritising their duties and responsibilities.
Unfortunately, a lot of the time some employers get stuck in crisis mode.— Lizette Bester, Managing consultant – People Solve HR
If you don't do it in a measured or scientific way you can burn out... You need to find what works for you.— Lizette Bester, Managing consultant – People Solve HR
Bester says employers must always interrogate why something is important in order to find its rightful position on the to-do list.
She describes productivity as performing your assigned duties in the best possible way and adds that workplace solutions should be tailored to each individual.
It's crucial for employees to discuss their outcomes with employers and what they need need to be able to deliver on expectations.
Know yourself and know what works. When are you most productive?.. Have those conversations with your employer about expectations.— Lizette Bester, Managing consultant – People Solve HR
Ask how you can use your resources to get things done in the shortest, simplest, and most effective manner.— Lizette Bester, Managing consultant – People Solve HR
Bester says that that efficiency is not only measured by performance appraisals, but by the overall success of a company's operations.
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