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By Donald Waters

Do you want to enhance a space of your corporation talents? do you want a brief resource of data? every one identify includes one hundred and one ways that to profit and enhance new abilities to make you successful at paintings and at domestic.

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Your competitors are always trying to gain an advantage, and an effective way of doing this is by increasing their productivity. You then have to match their improvement simply to stay in business. So the benefits of higher productivity include: • • • • • • • long-term survival; lower costs; less waste of resources; higher profits, wages, real income, etc; targets for continually improving operations; comparisons between operations; measures of management competence. 54 FOCUS ON YOUR OPERATIONS These are good reasons for improving productivity.

Operations managers are, not surprisingly, the people responsible for the operations. Most organizations use other titles such as production manager, account manager, head teacher, superintendent, floor manager, colonel, or a huge range of alternatives. These are the people with most knowledge of operations – or if they don’t have most knowledge they shouldn’t be there. They should also be keenest to see improvements. So the first place to start looking for improvements is to ask the operations managers.

A successful team needs: • • • agreed, common and challenging goals; leaders who can unite the team and plot its direction; commitment to solving problems and achieving goals together; 42 LOOK AFTER YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET • • • • • power to make decisions, implement them and take responsibility for consequences; active involvement of all members, with clear roles for each; mutual trust, open communications and co-operation between all members; acceptance of members’ differences, with constructive resolution of conflict; shared rewards.

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