When it comes to productivity (or lack thereof), it’s usually treated like a work ethic problem. A certain employee isn’t productive because they’re not diligent. So-and-so just doesn’t want to work. These new Gen Z employees want too much but work too little.
But what if those assumptions are wrong?
Research shows they are. According to Deloitte, Gen Z employees value salary less then every other generation – they’d much prefer a job that interests them.
So, low productivity really stems from an improper matching of employee to position. The truth is, no one is good at (or enjoys) every part of the workflow. Enjoyable positions give people energy and spark productivity. Frustrating positions do the opposite.
A current low performer may be a high performer in the right position. Low productivity might equate to boredom more than a bad work ethic. You just need some insight into what the “right position” means for a team member.
That’s where a Credit Union Working Genius Assessment comes in handy. Let’s go over how this assessment can help you solve productivity issues.
1. It describes the stages of your workflow. – Often, institutions stumble at the first hurdle because they don’t understand their workflow. It’s too ambiguous, and people don’t know where they fit. A Credit Union Working Genius Assessment clearly describes the stages of the workflow. It all starts with questioning threats and opportunities. Then, it moves through creating ideas, critiquing ideas, mustering support and pushing a project to completion.
2. It pinpoints employee strengths. – A Credit Union Working Genius Assessment highlights the two workflow stages that give someone energy. Those two stages are where they excel – where they are most productive. Align positions with employee strengths, and you can maximize productivity throughout the workflow.
3. It pinpoints employee weaknesses. – Your team’s weaknesses are just as critical as its strengths. Of course, there’s no way to avoid frustrating work…in any position. No matter what, you can’t completely mitigate the pieces of someone’s job unaligned with their strengths. But knowing a team member’s weaknesses helps you reduce frustration (and maximize productivity in a role) as much as possible.
4. It removes guilt and judgment from the workplace. – Employees might feel guilty about “lacking” in some areas, especially if it’s a less valued part of the workflow. Taking a Credit Union Working Genius Assessment replaces guilt with understanding. Your staff members will understand themselves and each other. It’s natural to have weaknesses…and you shouldn’t feel guilty about it.
5. It improves cooperation between teammates. – Knowing your coworkers’ strengths and weaknesses means you comprehend how they can support you. It also helps you support them better. The result is a more cohesive organization.
It’s time to reexamine how you view productivity. Viewing it through the lens of a Credit Union Working Genius Assessment empowers you to create a more positive culture. Employees are happier. Teamwork improves. And productivity rises.
Get started on your Credit Union Working Genius Assessment today when you book a free consultation.