Low Productivity in the Workplace


Low productivity in the workplace refers to a condition where one or more workers complete tasks, processes, production or sales inefficiently. Low productivity has a number of negative impacts on a workplace, including economic effects on profitability and systemic implications for worker morale.

Your business is only as good as your employees. If they’re not performing to expectations, productivity — and the bottom line — are destined to suffer.

But people aren’t robots and recognizing that is key to optimizing productivity. If you want to be sure your employees deliver their personal best, take a close look at your company’s environment and stamp out these productivity killers.

Low productivity and low motivation often go hand-in-hand. Workers who don’t care to optimize productivity on the job are also likely to skip out whenever possible. Companies with low productivity often suffer from high rates of absenteeism and turnover. Unmotivated, low-producing workers may call in sick periodically based on a limited perception of the value of their roles. Turnover results when employees aren’t motivated or don’t feel that their contributions are valued. Improved training to instill confidence and customized motivational strategies that match each worker may help

Did you know

  • Unhappy works cost the U.S. between $450 and $550 billion dollars a year.
  • Low morale leads to low productivity
  • employees that are disgruntled and unsatisfied are less productive.
  • For starters, 46% of new hires fail to perform within 18 months of starting a position, with the majority to blame for a poor work culture fit.
  •  80% of people who are dissatisfied with their work also report dissatisfaction with their manager.
  •  70% of people report that they are disengaged at work.


You can often trace low productivity at work to a lack of proper training for employees. When your workers aren’t able to perform up to the standards necessary to complete important project milestones, it is often the result of insufficient education or training. Employees that are properly trained are able to perform their tasks without hands-on supervision, which isn’t the case for employees who make mistakes or who take a long time to perform basic tasks. Low productivity at work will result, because you will need to have higher-performing employees correct the mistakes of the untrained employees, which means that they can’t complete their work on time, leading to a decrease in productivity. Ensuring that every employee has the required training to handle a project is the key to eliminating this problem. In some instances, you may have to transfer workers that still can’t perform after receiving adequate training to another department or terminate their employment.


Benefits and Advantages of incorporating Boost training into your company to increase productivity

If you’re not already convinced about the benefits of using EI/EQ in the workplace, here are a few more reasons you should pay attention to it!

  1. Motivation-high EI/EQ translates to better control of our motivation, and perhaps even more motivation for our coworkers!
  2. Common vision-those high in EI/EQ are able to more effectively understand and communicate with others, which makes it easier to develop and maintain a common team vision.
  3. Change-highly emotionally intelligent people can handle the stress, uncertainty, and anxiety that comes with working in business.
  4. Communication-clear communication is a telltale sign of emotional intelligence, and it contributes to better relationships, an easier time getting help from others, and more effective persuasion and influence of others.
  5. Leadership-self-leadership, leading others, influencing others-all of these are vital for those in business; more on this later (Elite World Hotels, 2018).

Our results

  • Boost programming has shown to reduce burnout by 36%
  • Additionally, programming has improved 25% improvement in anxiety/self-control
  • 36% improvement in managing emotions
  • 40% increase in sales


“Boost training increased our customer to member conversation rates by 39% in only a few weeks.  Boost training helped our staff improve our mindsets and attitudes with regards to our sales processes”.

Bryan Nelson – CEO – Results Fitness

“As a CEO and business owner you want top performers.  And this is the best tool and resource you can give them” – Dr. Rich Berkowitz (Carolina Chiropractic Group)



  • Gallup polls 2018
  • Article from entrepreneur.com “Unhappy workers cost the US up to $550 billion annually