Positive relationships between staff, teams and managers are a feature of productive workplaces. A positive work environment motivates staff and helps them commit to the organisation. Staff feel encouraged to 'go the extra mile'.
There are two main approaches to workplace productivity:
- creating the right environment with your employees to increase employee productivity. This includes building strong relationships with your staff, developing work-life balance and flexible work policies, encouraging learning and development, and growing your leadership capability
- reviewing and improving your systems and processes, use of technology and measuring what matters.
Employees can ask to change their work arrangements, place, hours, or days. Employers must consider this.
High Performance Work Initiative (HPWI)
HPWI is a government initiative to provide practical support to firms wanting to introduce high performance work practices.