In my view, managers can boost productivity by...
- Hiring the right employees.
- Making the best work (project) assignments.
- Rewarding performance in the right way.
- Promoting career development.
I think most of these are far from complete but here are some thoughts...
HIRE THE RIGHT EMPLOYEES
Meaningless on the surface, because at hiring, there is no way to completely assess someone's rightness. Every attempt to do this fails about 1/2 the time, and is only wildly successful a small part of the remaining 50%. Why? Because at the moment of hiring, there is too much you do not know.
Once a team is in place, it has to learn to be a team, it has to identify strengths of each of the team members, and it is completely possible that the right hire, is not right on this team. There is a way to create a high performance team, but it is equally art and science, and it relies on the team members to apply themselves to both the art and the science. Getting along is not enough, p (...) Read more? Sign up for free