For owners and employees alike, a business with maximum productivity has a huge leg up on the competition.

What separates a good business from a great one is not only stellar products and services but an internal well-oiled machine.

But what do the best businesses do to ensure maximum productivity from their employees?

While corporate culture, pay, and a sense of purpose drive productivity, sometimes a clearly defined workflow and streamlining of redundancy can also jump-start an employee’s work.