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Who is responsible for ensuring productivity: Leadership or workforce?

05 May 2014, 05:30
Who is responsible for ensuring productivity: Leadership or workforce?

At a time when everyone every election campaign talks about job creation, I think it’s appropriate to bring up the contentious issue of productivity in the workplace. 

But before I dive in, allow me to apologise for the long article of the 2nd of May 2014. I really tried in vain to shorten it. Moving on.

The productivity of employees in South Africa has always been contentious. The argument is that the South African workforce is not as productive as that of its counterparts.

How did we come to this assumption, or is it fact? Do we as employers wilfully employ less productive people? I know that during any recruitment process there is a selection procedure that is based on some criteria set up by the employer.

This procedure is aimed at ensuring that the best candidate for the job is selected.

The lack of such a procedure is in any organization is an indication that the management of the employing company is not capable of productively executing its responsibilities, and so is the failure to recruit a productive workforce.

I believe that the lack of productivity of the employees therefore, is a clear indication that the management of the employing company lacks the skills to lead such a workforce and ensure the productivity of the employees.

I think it is safe then to say that the South African workforce is as productive as the workforce of any other country. The leadership, however, lacks the managerial skills that the other countries possess.

Instead of focusing on the productivity shortfall of our general employees, shouldn’t we be focusing on the shortfall of the management?

Instead of pointing a finger at the led, shouldn’t we be questioning the leadership of South African organisations?

Food for thought! 
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