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Productivity Mindset
February 08, 2023

Rarely you find people & organizations who are clear about what productivity mindset means for them & how it can be achieved. Clarity comes with the purpose of why productivity is important in today's context and what needs to be done.

It is productivity mindset that drives any organization towards superior performance, profitability, and growth. Whole of last century went around building efficiencies, OEE, People Efficiencies etc. But that's not about productivity.

Organization de-layering, working on span of control etc., rejigging capacities etc. aren't helping any more as isolated initiatives.

And this requires therefore, a paradigm change from "Efficiency" centric thinking to adopting "Productivity" mindset. No silver bullet, no magic wand, it requires transformation in the way people operations are structured in the organization.

Reduce organization drag - demolish bureaucracy, agility and speed

Three very interesting recipes to installing this productivity mindset.

  1. Reduce organization drag - demolish bureaucracy; agility and speed therefore to unlock the time which is otherwise getting wasted in non-value-added processes which are pulling down productivity of people.
  2. Channel your star talent to the right roles. Two steps. First, you can't afford to go wrong in identifying who they are, therefore invest in right talent management capabilities. Secondly, you can't afford to deploy them on non-critical roles, and thus think of building your own skill-based organization strategy.
  3. Inspire your employees - the classic push mindset doesn't work, satisfied and happy employees alone is not sufficient to bring the change of mindset. It is inspired people, who weave the magic. One Inspired employee > 2X of one satisfied employee

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