In almost any circumstance, having accountability measures in place lead to an increase in productivity and achievement. This is the reason that so many people join groups when they want to reach a goal, post their current project milestones on social media, or keep a journal of their task progression. Knowing that you are being held accountable to someone, or even just yourself, is a powerful motivator.
This is not to say that playing helicopter over your employees is something you should aim for, but general milestones, goal setting and task delegation are just a few of the areas where you can create more accountability. Accountability ultimately creates more efficiency in your school. However, to minimize bottlenecks these goals must be tracked or recorded.
Bottlenecks are exactly what you are picturing in your mind: a point in a process where the tasks are having difficulty flowing. In other words, a point where processes get stuck.
As an example, if a vital employee is out and no one else can cover their workload, the work piles up. If just one employee falls behind on their task list, it can cause dependent work to fall behind as well. Any part of a process that causes things to slow down or come to a screeching halt – bottleneck.
One of the most effective parts about LINQ’s workflow automation system is that it ties metrics to the efficiency and performance of employees. Through fixing the bottlenecks that occur in school business, your faculty and staff will be more productive. Automated workflows allow administrators to identify unnecessary redundancies and make a plan to improve inefficiencies.
However, it’s not just employees that lend themselves to creating these workflow stalls.
Inefficient systems used in your office or district can be just as – if not more – damaging to your school’s productivity. Using school workflow automation software like LINQ allows administrators to view employee progress at a glance.
You can quickly check to see which staff members signed a document, which documents are being held up by whom, and gain insight into employee performance. This holds them accountable while also allowing administrators to send friendly reminders to those that need it, keeping everyone on track. It’s so quick and easy!
By automating work processes and having digital task lists, employees know exactly what is expected of them and are aware that their progress is being monitored. The administration knows that the automated tasks are being carried out effectively and in the most efficient manner.
This accountability not only creates a more productive workplace, but also clears up any discrepancies. No one likes to be micromanaged. Having a system that clearly specifies responsibilities for each employee creates a happier and healthier work environment.
Once these steps are taken and accountability measures are put into place, you should see productivity improve drastically!
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