The Secret to an Ultra Productive Team with Zero Burnout

So you've been hustling and grinding, burning the midnight oil, and crackin' whips to crush those deadlines. But at the end of the week the mountain of tasks is as intimidating as ever. How do you get your team to supercharge productivity and start performing at maximum efficiency, but still keep everyone happy and fresh? We all know burnout can be more costly than taking a few days off to recharge, but it gets hard to justify when you're looking at the mountain of tasks to be done.
In this video Eric Siu shares his tried and true productivity strategies to get you and your team performance higher than ever. These out of the box techniques will give you an edge over the competition and help you keep your team sharp and fresh.
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Full Transcript of The Video

Eric Siu: In this video, I'm going to talk about how you can add more productivity without burning your team out. This is super important. When you think about your team like the people that are, whether they're reporting to you, whether you're the CEO of the company, your team is the most important asset that you have. Sure, people say, "Customers are the most important." But without your team, you cannot serve your customers well. It's important to think that your team is happy. They're getting what they need.
When we see people are spending too much time, it's really easy for us to monitor, see how much time people are spending. It's important to talk to them and say, "Hey, how are you feeling right now?" Sometimes we tell people to take a day off. Sometimes we'll book them to a nice dinner with their significant other. Other times we might say, "Hey, just go take a vacation or something like that."
It's super important to have an idea, a pulse on what's going on. If you're not a services based company and you don't focus on tracking time, well, great, you can use a tool like 15Five just to see where people are at and you can use one-on-ones, too. One-on-ones are super important just to see ... The agenda is what's on their mind and you're getting a sense of where they're at psychologically. Then also talking about what's on your plate, too. But it's more about them than it is about you.
We are in the office three days a week and then we work two days remote. Monday through Wednesday we're in the office. Two days, Thursday and Friday, we're actually remote and that gives people some time to recharge and just focus in. We have time to collaborate and these Monday through Wednesdays, they go really quickly and then we just jam everything in there and then there's two days a week where people can just focus and then just recharge and go take a break. If you want to go work on the beach, go work on the beach. If you want to go work in a coffee shop, go work in a coffee shop.
Also I think it's really important when you do the one-on-ones, you got to see what their problems are and then try to help them solve them. We also do a weekly meeting called the traction meetings. We do this with our more senior people on the team and we talk about numbers, where things are at. We talk about certain issues, too. We do quarterly offsites, too, and then we also hire in coaches to help us to guide those offsites and also help moderate them as well.
That's how you have a pulse on what's going on. I think the most important thing with this video is you got to have an idea of where things are at. The people that are too hands-off, they don't have the systems in place to keep things moving. That's when the wheels start to fall off and people start to just automatically say, "Okay. I'm done with this. I'm too burned out."
Especially if people are working for you, you can't expect them to work at your level. For me, I love working all the time. I think about work all the time. That doesn't mean other people are the same way. I know people CEOs, leaders of companies. Just because the work hundred hour weeks or so, they feel it's okay to call people on the weekends, Skype them, whatever, text them on the weekend, get them to do stuff. For me, I think it's important to establish those boundaries because not everybody is like you. You got to be self-aware. You got to be aware of where they're at, too, and what they're interested in and that's really important.
Those are just a couple of things you could do. If you like videos like this on how to grow your business and how to be more productive, just hit "subscribe." See you on the next one.

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