A skilled human resources professional, Jeffrey Quade has proven his expertise in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, performance management, and executive recruitment and staffing. Currently the vice president of human resources for Community Intervention Services, Jeffrey Quade also helps to develop initiatives that impact profits and productivity.
Since productivity is an essential part of a fast-paced business, savvy executives often seek new ways to motivate employees, such as the following:
– Be inclusive. Instead of focusing solely on management and other upper-level employees, motivate employees at all levels. At the same time, do not simply create meaningless handouts. Clearly defined guidelines tied to revenue or another measurable metric will provide employees a path to success.
– Be flexible. While an employee who sits at his or her desk for an entire shift will be productive, it may create mental fatigue and disengaged work. Allowing employees to work from home part-time, if possible, or simply budgeting for small celebrations can create a more engaged and productive workplace.
– Recognize success. Managers should not only work toward their own set of goals, but upper-level staff should recognize the achievements of all of their staff members. Employees who feel respected are also more likely to do better work.