The definition of workplace productivity as stated by the Department of Labour is "Productive workplaces are built on teamwork and a shared vision of where a business is heading. There's a willingness at all levels to keep learning and investing in skills. In a productive workplace everyone's role is valued and all staff are encouraged to contribute ideas. "
Workplace productivity is essential to the employees, employers, organisation and economy who will all benefit from this. As the more the economy grows the more unemployment will decrease, raising the standard of living for everyone. Therefore, workplace productivity is important to everyone to ensure New Zealand has social and economic growth.
How can you improve workplace productivity? Well, the Department of Labour has a a wealth of information and practical advice on how to improve workplace productivity for small, medium and large business, the benefits to your business and has business case studies, reports and online tools to get you started. Check out the below links to their website.