Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

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.


About jeffquade

Human resources expert Jeff Quade possesses over 20 years of international executive experience. Working closely with the CEO of LGE Execs as an Organizational Effectiveness Practice Leader, Jeff Quade was instrumental in helping clients increase their effectiveness through organizational restructuring. LGE (Leadership-Growth-Excellence)’s Organization Effectiveness Practice concentrates its efforts in four disciplines: human resources function excellence, senior team effectiveness, change of leadership facilitation, and mergers and acquisitions. The company effects international change from Europe, Asia, and the United States. Throughout his career, Jeffrey Quade has played a vital role in the acquisition of various companies in the diverse areas of business ranging from corporations worth over $700 million dollars to smaller, start-up organizations. He helped a company grow over 25 percent while revamping another’s organizational culture, doubling its earnings. While based in Austin, Texas, Mr. Quade worked in executive leadership positions for Dell Inc., GE Industrial Systems, NetSolve, Inc., Cornerstone Healthcare Group, and HealthTronics, Inc. As Vice President of Human Resources at NetSolve, Jeff Quade paved the way for the company’s acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. He also spent time in Durham, North Carolina, in the upper echelons of management for Bell & Howell. Drawing upon the skills he obtained as an entrepreneur and executive with Fortune 500 companies, Jeff Quade assists organizations undergoing high levels of change to survive not only intact, but stronger for it. Recognizing that a multi-generational personnel roster is crucial to a productive workplace, he is involved with many organizations that deal with the issues of human resources. Jeffrey Quade’s experience in helping others prepare for acquisition smoothly and seamlessly has benefited many corporations throughout his career. Jeff Quade possesses the ability to recognize and comprehend the small, important details of a company while examining its processes, technologies, and people. Jeff Quade earned his Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Western Kentucky University and his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology at the University of Wisconsin. His specialties include cost containment, succession planning and retention, as well as executive recruitment and staffing.
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