Hidden Secrets Of Making Your Hotel Staff More Productive

Running a Hotel is a serious business. To keep your high status, you need to make sure everything is running smoothly when your guests arrive. One key element of making your hotel success is the staff that you hire. The productivity of your staff is crucial as to whether or not your hotel will maintain its level of quality.

If you find that your staff isn’t as productive as you would like them to be, then this expert guide will give you the hidden secrets of how to make your Hotel staff more productive without them knowing.

Best Tips To Enhance Staff Productivity

1. Give Incentives To Work Harder

Give Incentives To Work Harder

One of the first things you can do to encourage your Hotel team to work harder is by giving them an incentive. Incentives can be anything from bonuses for good work, more time off, an employee award, or something similar that recognizes the hard work they’ve been contributing to the operation of your hotel.

People like being rewarded for doing great work, you’ll find that the more you reward great work, the more productive your hotel staff will be. This is extremely beneficial during the peak season.

2. Encourage Breaks

You need your staff to be efficient, productive and ‘on-fire’ when it comes to operating your hotel and looking after guests. However, with this high workload, it’s important to also encourage breaks to help reduce the risk of an employee having stress burnout. If a stress burnout occurs, you’ll find that your hotel will suffer because your key staff members will need more time off to recover.

Instead, encourage time off and make sure you have adequate staff that can fill in. You’ll find that your staff will become more efficient and productive if they aren’t tired or pushed to their limits. So also promote time off when employees are getting overworked or stressed out.

3. Make Them Accountable For The Actions

If your hotel staff doesn’t do a job properly, they must be held accountable for it. There should be consequences to their actions. Having consequences to their actions will make them work harder to avoid these mistakes or inefficiencies in the future. After making them accountable for their actions, you’ll find that their productivity will increase greatly.

4. Stop Micromanaging

Stop Micromanaging

Sometimes micromanaging everything won’t motivate your staff members. By micromanaging them with everything they do, it shows that you don’t trust them to run your hotel. Instead, try to step back a little and give them more responsibility.

Show them that you trust them to get the job done right the first time. If they don’t, make them accountable. Over time you’ll find that by giving them more responsibility you’ll see their efficiency and productivity levels increase because they become more confident themselves and how they operate their area of your business.

5. The uplift towards Happiness

Concerns and imperfect actions are catalysts that provide us with key indicators on what to do next. Ideally, we want to be as proactive as possible so concerns don’t happen in the first place. But we live in an imperfect world.

Don’t take for granted the impact your employees will have on your Hotel brand.

Identify new and creative ways to embrace Happiness for your Hotel team. Happy employees will have a positive impact on your Hotels productivity.


Running a hotel is a demanding and very stressful business. If you feel your hotel staff isn’t being as productive as you would like them to be, why not change things around a little and try some of these tips above. You may be surprised at how much more productive they may become from some small changes. So which one are you going to try first?


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Matt Garrett is a venue coordinator who organizes, plans, and runs large conferences, weddings, and other events at different venue locations. He works hard on delivering the best for his clients and strives to make each event a success. He works for Mercure Ballarat. He and his wife love traveling and plan to travel to Europe in the coming year.

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Are Morch is the founder and owner of Are Morch – Hotel Marketing Coach. Get more from Are on Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Instagram| Podcast