Productivity Session For Managers & Supervisors

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Supervisors and managers will get an opportunity to sharpen their skills, while receiving valuable tips on productivity best practices when The Productivity Council hosts a two-day workshop next week.

It will be held on March 16 and 17 at The Council, Third Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Some of the topics to be examined are: The Changing Business Environment and Productivity; Leadership, Building Trust and Employee Engagement; The Role of the Supervisor; Communication; Time Management and Delegation; and Managing Conflict, Problem Solving and Decision Making.

Persons interested in attending the sessions should call Tara Parris at The Council at 626-9416 or email tparris@productivitycouncil.org.bb for the registration fee.

Training Officer at The Productivity Council, Karen Collins, underscored the importance of the training, saying that it would examine the roles and duties of the supervisor.

???The two-day workshop places great emphasis on the critical areas needed to build the relationship between the supervisor and the employee. Positive supervisor-employee workplace relationships help to drive organisational improvement, profitability and competitiveness.

???In addition, it will emphasise the crucial role of the supervisor in boosting organisational stability and success. Being a supervisor is a tough job; it takes focus, effort and energy to get it right. Yet, supervisors often take on this important role without the training and education needed to succeed,??? Ms. Collins lamented.

She pointed out that with so many factors influencing productivity and organisational success; it was easy to focus on those tied to money and capital, while overlooking others linked to labour such as communication and relationship building.

???A company with a focus on productivity will seek to improve all areas of the organisation as it strives to maintain stability and sustainability in times of uncertainty,??? she insisted.??

sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb

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