The Bottom Line
Jun 14, 2021

Wouldn’t you like to say that your business is constantly increasing productivity? What does this actually mean and what do you need to ensure your success?

Sarah Owen (founder of DISCsimple) and I discussed productivity in business, and these were her thoughts: productivity is the measured effectiveness of productive effort. An increase in productivity can be seen by producing higher quality products in a shorter amount of time, using newer technologies over outdated materials, charging higher prices for a more premium service. But what it really comes down to is the relationship between you and your people created by effective communication and top-quality teamwork.

Successful communication (with the right technology) will ensure that your people clearly understand what needs to be done and how to do it. There will be less confusion and a positive atmosphere in the workplace. Being able to effectively communicate with your team and colleagues will help to increase productivity tenfold.

Working effectively as a team, sharing responsibility, and supporting each other will boost morale and create a less stressful working environment. If your people are overwhelmed, taking on more than they can handle, it causes more problems and challenges than necessary. Boost the efficiency of your team by focusing on people’s individual strengths and showing that you believe in their capacity to successfully complete tasks will maximise the productivity of your business.

The bottom line is that you cannot have a productive and profitable business if you do not have effective communication and people skills or a supportive and strong team. You need both communication and teamwork to increase productivity and be able to achieve your business goals.

To learn more about enhancing your company’s communication skills and teamwork abilities to increase your business’ productivity, have a look at our DISClive events where you can learn about people’s individual styles and their preferred ways of working. You can also take the assessment on Catalyst to learn more about your own behaviours and those of your team.