7 ways to improve the efficiency of your organisation
The current government efficiency drive is a signal to all Australian organisations to look at their own efficiencies. One of the more obvious areas where Australian organisations can improve efficiency is with their people. This does not necessarily mean working your people harder, it means empowering your people to work ‘smarter’. Imagine what impact as little as 10% increase in productivity would have on your organisations success.
Here are our top seven tips to greater efficiency
- Begin by involving your key people in your planning and goal setting
- Establish mechanisms for measuring, reviewing and re setting goals
- Implement a workable win-win Performance Review process and stick to it
- Put in place a proactive training and development program for key employees
- Develop a communications charter to celebrate success and keep staff informed
- Recruit staff who are going to fit and / or build your ideal achievement culture
- Move staff on who don’t get on board with your vision as quick as possible
Before you start training, consider a HR audit
DST people conduct HR audits of organisations, which help identify any gaps, or lapses in the way companies manage the people side of their business. A DST people HR Audit can help you develop and implement retention strategies, policies and processes.
Role Success Profiling
DST people Role Success Profiler packages increase your ability to select and retain the high performers who will help deliver your business vision. Role Success Profiling allows new managers and staff to fit into and strengthen your organisations culture. Role Success Profiling can also improve staff morale, motivation and retention.
The best place to start is at the beginning
Once you have employed the right people, the next thing is how you bring them into the organisation.
The first 90 days of employment are crucial to ensuring new team members understand an organisations culture and ensuring they become long-term productive team members. The key to this is the induction process. Developing and helping your people implement an effective and efficient induction process is one of the services DST people provide to its clients.
Organisational and Development Planning
Changes that drive efficiency can leave your people feeling a little shell-shocked. DST people Organisation Development packages help you address major internal changes, merge cultures and increase competiveness. DST people Organisation Development packages help organisations learn how to unlock their team’s power, focus, creativity and energy. This package helps your people understand the need for change and the positive outcomes for all concerned.
Conflict resolution training
Not everyone in your organisation needs to be best friends, however they do need to get along together. Personality conflicts can cause major interruptions within organisations, poison cultures and can even result in high profile court cases. The presumption is that all adults have the coping skills to manage these conflicts but the reality is these skills are not naturally acquired they are taught. The power differentiations in workplace relationships further exacerbate these matters and these often lead to legal intervention. All of this can be avoided, if your people are trained in the skills of identifying issues before they arise, as well as learning the skills to resolve conflict before it escalates. DST people can provide your people with the training to achieve these outcomes, allowing you to focus on core issues.
Other opportunities to improve efficiency
Meeting with DST people will provide you with insights into the many solutions they provide organisations like your own to improve efficiency. It is proven that the right HR reviews and training strategies can increase efficiency, reduce conflict and help your organisation develop a culture of innovation. Call today on (03) 9555 9050 and arrange an obligation-free consultation from one of our team.