The four points for a productive workforce are:
- Encourage employees to voice their views and concerns.
- Line managers with a vision and who value how individuals contribute
- Line managers who will give employees empowerment rather than control
- Values that are lived by and not just talked about, leading to a sense of trust and integrity
An organisation is governed by how successful they are by the quality of the staff they employ. Get the people bit right and you are likely to have motivated, productive staff and a more successful business.
But people are the key. If you get it wrong and you may find the work force can have poor levels of motivation, low morale and higher levels of absence there can often be a lack of creative spark
It’s about creating a cultural shift in the way organisations behave. For example:
- Voice: employees know what is working and what isn’t, if you can gather the knowledge productively this can help get better decision making and it is a great way to start to motivating the staff
- Trust: having effective managers and commitment all the way from the top. Integrity is all about keeping true to your word. Making sure managers are practicing the policies like quality and diversity?
- Leadership: keep talking to the staff keeping them aware of plans for the future. It is up to the leaders to set out there stall. The narrative must be ongoing and not just a one off
- Line Manager: you need managers that can relate to to the staff. You needs managers that are skilled, equipped and confident to effectively manage staff and get the best out of them