When it comes to starting and running a business, most managers and executives often focus on pushing the idea of productivity to their workers and their company as a whole. However, this is often misunderstood by those in the business because of how broad and vast the concept is, and the range of things that it can cover. Good leaders must be able to specify what they mean by productivity to ensure their employees understand the meaning.
- Productivity is like safety in that both words are often used frequently without the user having a clear and uniform definition of the word.
- It is known that every worker has a certain level of productivity that is influenced by family issues, work stressors, and poor working conditions.
- The occupational health and safety (OHS) interventions help to close the gap between low worker productivity and peak productivity by reinstating the optimum worker productivity.
“To a lesser extent, they also mean how much goods and services a worker can provide safely, that is, without exposing themselves and others to harm. Two very different perspectives that use the same word.”