stare on in confusion, I'm a full-time employee by day and a night owl by night
— freelancer. I've worked with start-ups for over two years before I recently
added a full-time employee job to my “muscles”.
Then, I had
the liberty to wake up anytime, and the briefest bathroom breaks I had included
two hours of sleep. Fortunately, my clients were more interested in results
than my sleep routine. Now, imagine that piece of freedom traded for a
structured 9 to 5, and you will wonder why I did not say no to my current job
in the first place.
week as a digital content coordinator was relatable, my clients and employer
have one thing in common Productivity.
We find ourselves searching for ways to get the best out of our time and
resources to keep us moving forward. It is quite a challenge to be productive
but it's doable.
you're working a traditional, full-day job or as a freelancer, understanding
the motivation behind your employers' or clients' quest for results will help
you detest their guts less. It does not matter the size of their business: as
long as you see differently from your draconian perception of business owners,
life as an employee or freelancer will be much easier.
1. Profit is proportional to productivity
aside, most business owners wake up every day with the wish of raking in large
sums as net profits. But if wishes were magic wands, a large percentage of
businesses will always smile at their banks.
a 2019 report by Small Business Trends reviewed in January 2021, only 40% of
small businesses make profits from their ventures. The more a company can
strategically utilize its human and material resources to transform ideas into
tangible/consumable goods and services, the steadier its income flow, and the
greater its potential to widen its profit margin.
organization committed to business perpetuation, will fold its hands and watch
its firm sink in debt or wiped out infrequent, significant losses. If it were
possible, modern-day employers would turn their employees into money-making
machines to realize an unrestricted financial gain (but thank the government
and activists for the power of Human Rights).
every sane boss recourse is the humanistic approach to productivity such as
on-the-job training, work performance appraisal forms, project reviews, and
even queries to make the best of your time and brain. These approaches, if they
work well, facilitate profit-making and business sustenance.
2. Profits Support Employers in
Contributing to The Community
We must also
think about our local and international communities when analyzing the essence
of productivity to employers. Truth is, not all businesses think about the
community when drafting their goals.
it's safe to say that the presence of a business in a locality creates
employment for the people, thus, providing them with a means of livelihood. Not
only that; a thriving business attracts cash-rich visitors, opens up the
community to diverse social lives, and expands on existing social amenities.
is said and done, your work input for the growth and sustainability of that
company does go a long way in sustaining and improving your community.
3. Productivity Increases Salaries
As much as I
know that we don't readily admit that we work for the money, there's something
about a pay rise or incentives/rewards that gives hardworking freelancers and
employees a surge of adrenaline.
you're working for a heartless monster, your result-producing performance is
guaranteed to be compensated in the form of a higher salary or juicier bonuses.
On that wise, you're encouraged to go the extra mile in your services for the
good of the organization you're with. Such it becomes a win-win affair.
terrain of working full-time now notwithstanding, it is satisfying to surmise
that I am involved in a business's success story, even if my services may not
be for years. Also, I am aware that there are more grounds to be covered on
productivity and why it is key to the longevity of any company. But be rest
assured that the reasons I have discussed in this post will stroke your
commitment as a hired member of a workforce.