Supervisors and managers across the island will soon get a chance to enhance their skills and receive critical tips on productivity best practices.

The Productivity Council will host a two-day workshop on May 18 and 19 at The Council, Third Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, starting at 8:30 a.m. each day.

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 for the registration fee.

Training Officer at The Productivity Council, Karen Collins, said the workshop would place 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. This workshop will emphasise the crucial role of the supervisor in boosting organisational stability and success,??? Ms. Collins stated.

Stressing that supervising people was a tough job, she pointed out that it took focus, effort and energy to get it right. ???Yet, supervisors often take on this important role without the training and education needed to succeed,??? she said.

Ms. Collins noted that many factors were influencing productivity and organisational success and it was easy to focus on those tied to money and capital, while overlooking others linked to labour, such as communication and relationship building. However, she proffered the view that a business with a focus on productivity would seek to improve all areas of the organisation.

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