How Weekly Check-ins Help You Increase Productivity At Workplace

by Srikant Chellappa Apr 8,2019

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

Employee performance and organizational productivity are two most common concerns for organizations these days. HR managers try new methods of engaging employees and improving overall productivity from time to time. Some approaches might work and might not, based on the industry type and the culture of work.

What most employers do not realize is that with the changing work culture, it is important to monitor the employee progress and help them with the roadblocks they face from time to time. However, there’s one thing that you as an HR manager to help this situation: Weekly check-ins.

Weekly check-ins are a great way to for managers to gain a clear understanding about their employees. They help you improve your organization’s overall productivity by enabling managers and team members to frequently discuss any questions, concerns, or ideas they have.

Here’s how having a culture of frequent check-ins at your company, can help you increase the overall productivity.

Open Lines Of Communication

Having frequent employee check-ins allows you to communicate with your employees frequently and get a proper understanding of their current work. This also makes employees feel that they have a safe place to share their concerns as well as discuss their ideas. Keeping an open line of communication between managers and employees boosts morale and fosters positive relationships.

Also read: Tips For Short And Efficient Weekly Check-in Meetings

Builds Trust

Communication is the key to establishing trust between employees and managers. Having weekly employee check-ins allows you to build that rapport with your team members. Encourage employees to come to you with questions, ideas and concerns so that they understand that you genuinely want to support them.


Having healthy work discussions from time to time through weekly check-ins leaves no scope for employees to procrastinate. This practice helps them understand and stay current with what is expected of them. It helps you reinforce good behavioural patterns in your employees and make them stay away from the bad practices.

Also read: Tips To Create A Culture Of Frequent Employee Check-ins

Easy/Quick Correction Of Issues

Having weekly check-ins at your workplace allows you to fix potential issues before they escalate. It is easy to correct any employee performance issues quickly and enhance employee performance which contribute to increase in productivity.

Motivates Employees To Succeed

Employees tend to feel valued and included when their work is validated and approved by their managers. Employee check-ins allow you, as a manager, to motivate your employees to feel validated and heard which in turn results to improved performance and improved productivity.

Improves Leadership And Problem Solving Skills

Having frequent discussions with different levels of employees, helps you improve your leadership skills and helps the employees improve their problem solving skills. This practice is a great way to understand the nature of work and predict any roadblocks and fix them beforehand.

Also read: Continuous Feedback: When Too Much Of Good Can Be Bad

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Srikant Chellappa
CEO & Co-Founder of Engagedly

Srikant Chellappa is the Co-Founder and CEO at Engagedly and is a passionate entrepreneur and people leader. He is an author, producer/director of 6 feature films, a music album with his band Manchester Underground, and is the host of The People Strategy Leaders Podcast. He is currently working on his next book, Ikigai at the Workplace, which is slated for release in the fall of 2024.

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