Identifying and helping the Underperformer

Employees are the biggest asset to any organization. They are not only critical for day-to-day operations, they are also responsible for giving an organization its competitive advantage. Organizations that have learnt the art of managing their workforce have experienced high levels of productivity and operational efficiency. One of the most common growth barriers that continue to…

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Time and Motion Analysis – Decoded by ProHance

Time and Motion studies are meant to help organizations drive continuous improvements in their processes to maximize productivity and efficiency. A time and motion study broadly has the following steps of measurement Each activity is broken down into simple tasks Accurately measure time against each activity Eliminate wastages Design methods to complete each activity faster…

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Low Employee Productivity? Measure Workplace Distractions

Workplace distractions are one of the biggest causes of low productivity. Organizations that are struggling to improve employee productivity should focus on identifying, measuring and mitigating workplace distractions. As per the Career builder survey, employees cited the following distractions as productivity killers in their organization Emails and Mobile Phone/Texting – Constant mobile beeps and email…

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Measure Employee Engagement for Improving Productivity

Employee engagement is the level of commitment and involvement an employee has towards its organization. An engaged employee is aware of business objectives, and works with colleagues to ensure the organization meets those objectives. Happy employees result in better customer satisfaction, high productivity and most importantly, positively impacts the organizations’ bottom line. Keeping employees engaged…

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Optimizing Shared Services Centers – The Road Ahead

Over the past several years, there has been a shift in focus for shared services organizations with respect to optimization. While cost reduction was central to achieving center optimization and a key operational objective to most centers earlier this decade, it has now become table stakes. Shared services centers have begun to zoom in on…

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The Art & Science of Flexible Working

The Telework Research Institute found that telecommuting benefits to business include improved employee satisfaction, reduced attrition and fewer unscheduled absences. Flexible working provides a low cost way for employers to attract and retain talent, increase productivity, reduce absenteeism, improve employee commitment and morale by allowing employees to balance between work and home life. Flexible working…

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Using a Productivity Tool as a Telecommuting Enabler

Organizations are looking to adopt a flexible work arrangement model as a “need to have” initiative to ensure happier employees and promote work-life balance.  However, measuring and tracking productivity of telecommuters is a challenge. The typical issues faced are: Lack of transparency in working hours Lack of control for managers Time efficiency The key reason…

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Productivity Measurement for Organizational Efficiency

According to Info-Tech Research Group, as modern offices expand beyond the confines of physical space, it becomes more difficult to monitor employee activity. While most organizations have a general idea about employee output, measuring employee time spent on official work can greatly enhance productivity. Employees tend to spend significant time in unproductive work without realising…

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