According to a Career Builder survey, some businesses tried to manage productivity issues by, for example, restricting specific Internet sites and prohibiting personal calls/use of cellphones. In a news release, Rosemary Haefner, Chief Human Resources Officer at CareerBuilder, stated that “the connectivity conundrum isn’t always bad; rather, it must be controlled.” She advises openly discussing with staff about tech distractions and addressing problems/solutions to maintain productivity.
You’re not alone if you’re having workplace productivity problems. According to a Career Builder poll, 76 percent of employers have tried to control productivity issues such as restricting specific Internet sites and prohibiting personal calls/cellphones.
As employees increasingly turn to their smartphones for work, social media and other apps from their personal lives beckon. “While we need to be connected to technology for business, we’re also a click away from luring distractions from our personal lives such as social media and other applications,” said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder, in a press release. “The connectivity problem isn’t always bad; it just needs to be handled correctly.”
Some possible solutions to managing productivity issues in the workplace include:
-Blocking specific Internet sites
-Banning personal calls/cellphone use
-Having an open dialogue with employees about tech distractions
-Acknowledge challenges and discuss solutions to keeping productivity up.
If you’re having trouble with productivity in the workplace, speak to your leadership team or human resources department about potential solutions. If you follow some of the ideas above, you could see a workplace’s productivity boost.