10 Productivity Pillars of a Successful Company

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There are a lot of tips and tricks about personal productivity, but not much has been written about company productivity. These 10 productivity tactics will help you to get the job done on a team and company level.

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10 Productivity Pillars of a Successful Company

  1. 1. Tips by Weekdone
  2. 2. “If you’re stretched and overloaded, you can’t think strategically about your own time let alone anyone else’s” Elizabeth Grace Saunders Make time for work that matters, so your team can follow your lead. 1stPILLAR
  3. 3. “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. It provides the opportunity for us to do things that you couldn't do before” Rahm Emanuel - former Chief of Staff A company with dysfunctional habits won't change simply because a leader orders it. Make use out of crisis to cultivate the need for change and new productive habits. 2ndPILLAR
  4. 4. People with goals achieve 10x as much as people with no goals Use Objectives and Key Results to show what success looks like (used by Google, LinkedIn etc.) 1. Define 3-5 key objectives. 2. Under each define 3-4 measurable results. 3. Set and monitor weekly plans according to your objectives. 3rdPILLAR
  5. 5. Leads to quicker problem solving and improved engagement. Ask your team to share and implement personal productivity tips to increase employee buy-in and overall efficiency. 4thPILLAR
  6. 6. “The key to improving individual productivity is to eliminate or delegate unimportant tasks and replace them with value-added ones” Jordan Cohen - Productivity Coach 1. Describe the outcome you want to achieve 2. Say how much time you expect people to spend on a particular task 3. Get out of the way and give people permission to make decisions 5thPILLAR
  7. 7. Get real-time progress updates Set and monitor goals Give feedback and more weekdone.com Increase your team's productivity with Weekdone CLICK TO START
  8. 8. Good decision principles help managers to let go without losing control and enable people make everyday decisions in diverse settings. Create a doctrine to empower decision making across the organization. 1. Frame a mission statement that has a shared purpose and explain how the purpose will be fulfilled. 2. Transform your existing values into decision principles. 3. Find real-world decisions and reverse engineer the most effective principles. 4. Help people apply them to daily decisions. 6thPILLAR
  9. 9. Save a lot of time and energy by offering a reliable place where people can easily find, edit and share all the necessary information. (Google Docs, Dropbox, Slack etc.) 86% of employees cite lack of collaboration for workplace failures 7thPILLAR
  10. 10. Multitasking makes people slower and dumber. Productivity falls 40%. 1. Identify your high priority tasks according to your OKRs 2. Break tasks down into chunks and block out a time for each 3. Use a calendar or a tool to visually block your time 4. Schedule breaks and turn off all the distractions 8thPILLAR
  11. 11. Evolutionary psychology has taught us that human beings are hard-wired to over-analyze the negatives. 1. Set yourself up for success. Before a task, imagine possible roadblocks and plan how you will get over them. 2. Shift the focus from failure to possibilities. After a setback, help people identify the problems and ask what they learned. 9thPILLAR
  12. 12. Productivity is measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input. 1. Define key metrics: hours worked, productivity per hour, reports produced, priority followed 2. Use an accountability system/tool: scoreboard, time tracking, progress reporting 10th PILLAR
  13. 13. Get real-time progress updates Set and monitor goals Give feedback and more weekdone.com Increase your team's productivity with Weekdone CLICK TO START
  14. 14. 7 PRODUCTIVITY LIFEHACKS 10 INFOGRAPHICS THAT MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE AT WORK 9 UNIQUE TRAITS OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS BE MORE PRODUCTIVE NOW 7 LIFEHACKS BY WEEKDONE (that can be absorbed during a coffee break) RELATED CONTENT

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