Maximizing Employee Productivity: A Manager's Guide

Robert E. Sibson

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Most business leaders agree that achieving high levels of productivity is the key strategic tool for international competitiveness. In this book, the author rejects many "faddish" approaches to productivity such as TQM or re-engineering, and instead provides a realistic, economical 12-step method for increasing productivity.

His method shows how to: get involvement in and commitment to productivity at every level of an organization; use technology, empowerment and networking to help employees achieve the most they can; manage performance effectively by cutting out unproductive practices, hiring wisely and rewarding productivity; measure productivity and its effect on the bottom line.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Clear Expectations: Establishing clear goals and expectations for employees helps in aligning their efforts with organizational objectives.

  2. Effective Communication: Open and transparent communication channels between managers and employees foster understanding, clarity, and productivity.

  3. Recognition and Feedback: Providing regular feedback and recognizing employees for their contributions boosts morale and motivates them to perform better.

  4. Empowerment and Autonomy: Encouraging autonomy and empowering employees to make decisions within their roles can enhance their sense of ownership and productivity.

  5. Skill Development: Investing in employee training and development enhances their skills, making them more competent and productive in their roles.

  6. Work-Life Balance: Supporting work-life balance initiatives contributes to employee well-being, reducing burnout and increasing overall productivity.

  7. Resource Allocation: Ensuring employees have the necessary tools, resources, and support to perform their tasks efficiently is vital for productivity.

  8. Task Prioritization and Time Management: Providing guidance on prioritizing tasks and time management strategies helps employees focus on essential activities.

  9. Collaboration and Teamwork: Encouraging collaboration and teamwork among employees fosters a more cohesive and productive work environment.

  10. Continuous Improvement: Cultivating a culture of continuous improvement encourages employees to seek better ways of working, leading to increased productivity and innovation.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780814450949
ISBN-13 9780814450949
No of pages 192
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Amacom
Published Date 01 Dec 1994

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Author : Robert E. Sibson

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