Saturday, 10 February 2018

From Peru to you

As Peru prepares to celebrate the 2021 bicentenary of its independence, the government has set itself one major goal: to make Peru a full member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The aim is to adopt public policies that meet established OECD standards and provide Peru with an important opportunity to strengthen its institutions and consolidate the country’s development.  But in order to do so, there remain important industrial gaps that will have need be bridged, especially in terms of productivity.
"So what?  How does this affect me?", I her you ssk.
Well, the most important part of this is the fact that Peru has set a goal and an aim that should motivate the country to perform.
What is your productivity aim or goal?  If you don't have one, you are not very likely to be successful in improving your productivity.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Are your workers at fault?

There has been a debate in Trinidad yesterday about whether workers (and especially their poor attendance) is to blame for low productivity. Trades unions say 'No'.

I agree with the unions.

In my experience, poor productivity within an organisation is almost always a 'system or culture failure'. Either work is badly organised or the culture of the organisation mitigates against high engagement and high performance by workers.

In your organisation, of course, you hold the levers for change.  If you cannot improve productivity, then you are not managing effectively.
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