High Performing Workplace
Is yours a high performing workplace?
High performance work practices include, but are not limited to:
- Lean operation methods, total quality management, teamwork and re-engineering of work processes.
- Training and skill formation is an important component in the transition to a high performance workplace.
The return on investment (ROI) for training can come in many forms:
- Productivity improvements
- Increase in profitability
- Multi-skilled employees, resulting in flexibility and portability of skills
- More efficient use of assets and existing facilities
- Lower consumable costs
- Reduced Human Resources expenses
- Increased adoption of technologies
- Increased innovation
- Less wasted time and materials
- Reduced maintenance costs of machinery
- A reduction in workplace accidents and incidents
- A reduction in insurance premiums
- A reduction in absenteeism
- Increased safety at work
- Increased staff morale
- Increased communication and leadership skills
- Increased time management
- Increased customer satisfaction
Training is most beneficial when it is focused on a business problem and meets the specific needs of the business.
Training is an integral part of business change management processes and can be developed to meet both the needs of the organisation and individual workers needs.
Individual needs may relate to the use of workplace communication skills, the use of technologies in business or developing understanding of cultural business aspects.