YourorganizationhadagreatQ1–congratulations!

Nowdoitalloveragain。

Nopressurethere,right?

Creatingshortburstsofhighproductivityisrelativelysimpletoaccomplish:offeracashbonusorsomeothertypeofhighlydesirable,tangiblereward,andemployeeswilltypicallyboosttheirefforts。

Temporarily。

Buthowdoyousustainhighproductivityquarterafterquarter–withoutburningoutemployeesorerodingyourbottomline?

Today,ExactStaffsharesfourtipsforhavingthemostproductiveQ2ever(whichyoucanalsouseinQ3,Q4andbeyond!

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Encourageemployeestousedowntime。

Findingsfromarecentsurveyshowthat59%ofmillennialsfeelasenseofshamefortakingorplanningavacation,andthat40%ofemployeesleftfiveormorevacationdaysunusedthepreviousyear。

What’swrongwiththispicture?

Timeawayfromworkisessentialforemployeestorecharge,refocusandrenewtheirenthusiasmfortheirjob–andnotsurprisingly,thattranslatesintohigher,sustainableproductivity。

Makesureyourorganization:

Communicatesthattakingtimeawayfromworkiscondoned。

Explainsthebenefitsoftimeawayfromwork,includingthewaysitreducesworkstressandheads-offjobburnout。

Providesadequatesupportto“fillinthegaps”vacationingemployeesleave。

Setsagoodexample(i。

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thatleaderstaketimeoff,too。

Evenifemployeesdon’ttakeavacationduringQ2,encouragethemtoplanone。

Justhavingabreakonthehorizoncanbeenoughtomotivateanindividual。

Stopthenagging。

Endlesslyrepeating“motivationalmessages”isn’tthebestwaytogetpeakperformancefromyouremployees。

Infact,they’lljustwinduptuningyouout。

Totrulymotivateyourworkforcetocrushdeadlines,usethetipsofferedupinthisearlierpost。

Teachemployeestobuildbetterto-dolists。

Effectivelist-makinghabitscankeepemployeesontaskandfocusedontheirtoppriorities–butonlyiftheyusethemcorrectly。

Hereareafewtipsforsuccesstosharewithyourteam:

Writeyourlistattheendoftheday(soit’sreadytogothefollowingmorning)。

Prioritizeyourlist,soyou’resuretoaccomplishyourmostimportanttaskeachday。

Keepyourlistfocusedonwhatyoucanrealisticallyfinishinaday。

Breakdownlargerto-dosintosmallertasks,andincludetimeestimatesforeach(soyou’renotoverwhelmedbytheitemsonyourlistandcanbetterplanwhatyoucanaccomplisheachday)。

Usetherighttool。

Whetherit’sanapp,aleather-boundplanneroragood-old-fashionednotepad,usewhatworksbestforyou。

Promotehealthandwellnessatwork。

Effectivewellnessprogramshavebeenshowntodecreaseabsenteeism,increaseengagementandimprovejobperformance。

Inthispost,“PromotingHealthandWellnessatWorktoImproveOverallProductivity,”wesharetipstoincreaseemployees’effectivenessbyfocusingonwellness。

Anothergreatwaytohaveaproductivequarter?

Provideextrasupportwhenyouremployeesneeditmost。

Whendeadlinesaretightandthestakesarehigh,ExactStaffcanquicklydelivertalentedpeopletohelpyougetyourworkdone。

Bringinourtemporaryemployeestoincreaseyourcapacityorperformnon-coreactivities。

WellkeepyourteamfocusedandproductivesoyoucanhavethemostproductiveQ2ever。