Workplace Productivity questions and answers
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What is workplace productivity?
Workplace productivity involves exploring all the ways that your workplace could do things better and smarter. This means being open to new ideas and working out how new technologies, products, services and work practices can improve things.
Why is it so important?
Everyone stands to gain from considering these issues - productive workplaces are more successful and create wealth and opportunities that benefit all New Zealanders. That's why unions, business and government are working together to make progress in this area.
Isn't it just about restructuring companies so that fewer people have to do more?
Workplace productivity isn't about making people work harder with less support. It is about making the workplace better for everyone: better for workers, for bosses and for business big and small.
Improving workplace productivity is about the little things we can all do to make our workplaces smarter, and our jobs more rewarding. High skills, high technology and good working relationships are good for everyone in the firm.
What's the Workplace Productivity Reference Group?
The Workplace Productivity Reference Group is made up of people who have influence in New Zealand industry, including businesspeople, unions and business organisations. Reference Group members provide advice to the Government and the business community on practical ways to improve New Zealand's productivity performance.
I'd like to tell you about a workplace productivity initiative in my workplace. Who should I contact?
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