Written by Oliver Wight partners, Stuart Harman and Mike Reed, who have over fifty-five years collective experience, the white paper shares key insights in to how to harness the power of employees and achieve sustainable improvement in any business. How this can be achieved through behavioural change, time management, appropriate performance measures and effectively balancing the three key elements of people, processes and tools, is explored.
“Continuous improvement and the pursuit of business excellence have become increasingly vital in ensuring an organisation’
1) Get employees on board by exciting them about the business potential, which can be bought about by change.
2) Engage people – from managers to front line staff, by encouraging their participation in the process redesign.
3) Ensure individuals understand their role within the business and in driving change.
Utilising what your company already has is a cost effective way of refining your business, but Stuart says “productivity should not be confused with simply demanding more from employees; to be sustainable it is important to adopt the maxim of ‘working smarter not harder’.” The articles outline how to equip every employee with the knowledge, processes and tools to create the right atmosphere and desired output for sustainable productivity in a successful change programme.
“Ultimately, failure to sufficiently invest in people will inevitably undermine the success of any change program,” Harman concludes.