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Getting up to Productivity

Barbadian businesses are showing an increasing interest in the value of productivity to their organisations, says Executive Director of the National Productivity Council John Pilgrim.

Speaking following the re-launch of the Council’s series of introductory productivity seminars for 2014, Pilgrim explained that the demand for placement at the seminars was great, not only because it was delivered at no cost to participants but because it offered real value.


Getting everyone to understand productivity, or “GET UP” workshops, are designed to provide employees with an understanding of what productivity is and how it can be achieved.  The central tenets of these workshops are designed to address issues critical to organisational excellence, promote the philosophy of teamwork and improve competitiveness.

According to Shawn Callender, senior training officer with the Productivity Council, companies are exposing senior managers as well as line employees to the training. He said what was even more encouraging was that many of these same organisations seek additional support from the Council in the area of technical assistance and even customised training, after that first encounter.

Participants in the most recent training were drawn from CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd., Super Center Ltd, C.O. Williams Electrical, Moore Paragon Caribbean Ltd. NSR Limited, Nikita’s School of Cosmetology and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.


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