Managers Guide for Improving Productivity.
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC
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Many Federal executives tell us that significant and lasting improvements in productivity generally result from a thoughtful and deliberate process involving each employee in an organization. Although a quick fix may have quick payoff, its effects are generally short-lived. As a manager, you should spend part of each day or week improving the effectiveness and efficiency of your organization. Youll need periodically to - Identify, refine, and redefine your mission, needs, issues, and problems, - Collect and analyze information on how your operation is running, - Introduce change-try new ways of doing things, - Measure and analyze the results, - Make systemic andor permanent changes, - Evaluate and continue to monitor. Although there are some rules of thumb for improving productivity, its still more an art than a science, and youll often get faster results by adoptingadapting someone elses ideas than by simply following theory. With that in mind, this booklet contains some theory, some practical approaches to consider, and some examples that may give you insight into your own problems.
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