Sometimes employees have to perform tasks they do not enjoy – and that’s just part of the job. On the other hand, it is often possible to find the right person for each task - putting Laura, who is great with kids, in the children’s shoes section, or making sure that Jon, who performs well under pressure, is the one dealing with impatient diners during the lunch rush. The problem is, management is often guiltily unaware of their staff members’ skills and preferences, and therefore unable to assign the right task to the ideal person. Here’s an idea: Your employees are more than just a number. Take the time to get to know your staff: who they are, what they are good at and love to do, and what tasks they find hard or unpleasant to do. Taking a genuine interest in your employees can lead to a better work relationship, and possibly to the discovery of untapped skills and abilities related to the job. Happier workers are more productive workers – it’s been proved. If any of the factors outlined above are the cause behind dissatisfaction and poor employee performance at your company, here’s the good news: you can take action now. Contact us if you need help finding the right technology to improve the quality of work in your workplace.