Get Up! Workshops Resuming Soon

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The Productivity Council is preparing to host another series of GET UP! sessions in an effort to help Barbadians improve their productivity.

The Getting Everyone to Understand Productivity (GET UP!) half-day workshops will be held every Tuesday, from June 3 to July 8, at the Council???s Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael headquarters. Those persons interested in registering should call the Council at 626-9416.

Describing the sessions as highly informative and interactive, Productivity Officer at the Council, Jannell Arthur, said they were geared towards reinforcing the urgency with which all employees, employers and stakeholders needed to approach their personal and professional productivity, particularly in light of the current challenges.

Ms. Arthur stated: ???Many leaders of organisations and their employees continue to be focused, and understandably so, on the envisioned negative impact on business because of lay-offs and, hence, decreased human resources. As a result, there is increased concern over the organisation’s ability to achieve its stated objectives.

???These GET UP! workshops will stress that now, more than ever, the concepts, or more crucially, the practice of time management, self-monitoring, teamwork, communication and positive work ethic are crucial to limiting any fallout experienced, and can maintain and shore up one’s market position within the current climate.???

She expressed the view that the training was a must for any organisation seeking to assist its employees in understanding the relevance of improved productivity and performance. She encouraged those persons who were recently laid-off to attend the sessions, saying they would benefit from the key tips to be provided.

The GET UP! Programme was launched in September 2013, and close to 2,300 persons have participated in it so far.

Ms. Arthur said the Council was encouraged by the level of support and positive feedback from those who participated, as well as their managers.?????Several managers and business owners from participating organisations contacted the Council to report that they had observed marked improvement in many of their employees who had attended the training, and they thanked us for the excellent work we have been doing.

???Employees too have said that they received a boost from the sessions, which introduced them to new concepts and perspectives, even as they served to reiterate and reinforce important principles, of which they were already aware,??? she stated.

sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb

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