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Chapter 7

HAPPINESS AND PRODUCTIVITY

 

by josavere

1. THE VALUABLE GENERATION AND THE GRADE OF HAPPINESS

Accepting  a direct relation among the grade of happiness of human teams at a company and the level of productivity, money in association is important to examine the companies that occupy the twenty first places in the grade scale and published by the magazine with the institute The Great pleases to Work, an important document  that I want to summarize to reflect on the theme and to place some mirrors to have points of reference and to complement with my personal contributions.

The workpeople perceive like the more important aspects, the ones that help to make the workplace pleasantly the following:

  • The vision and his leader’s honesty.
  • The information that they receive of his directors.
  • The attitude toward equilibrium among labor life and personnel.
  • Pride for the company and his corporate image.
  • The grade of autonomy that  are  offered.
  • The attitude with respect to the delegation to take decisions.
  • The possibility that it be  offered to them to appeal in unbalanced situations.
  • Recognition to work and to the individual effort.
  • The environment of comradeship in the working party.
  • A just compensation than good administrated, help him to improve his standard of living.

Let's go by now to check a summary of better companies's general policies to work according to the document in point, drunk in the same order of the publication, namely:

 

ect the workpeople with tall level of requirement in productivity and with parrot-fashion professional plan including capacitating. They worry about upgrading the wo

A. & : the best place to work at the country drives a scheme turned on to participation; Ample communication; great importance opens into capacitation and it foments the bilingualism; utilize the incentives cheap to run for performance and results. Without favoritisms; equity in internal promotions and opportunities of family leisure. Wholesome and tied-up people; opportunity to do profession with international interchanges.

There are entrusts to accomplish the work in the agreed on schedule (the rest is surcharge or inefficiency).

 

B.&: multinational of the pharmaceutical sector, opportunity of professional development; excellent communication;ethical behavior;  respect the individual; permanent capacitation (e-learning) and flexible working day. Tall level of worry for the worker's and his family's well-being. Incentives cheap to run for performance.

 

C.&: tight compensation having salaries, incentives and benefits; respek her's life and his family utilizing employees’ funds and the mutual fund of investment. Obvious communications; people with very good relations and equilibrium in his family and labor life. The proven to be directors reward economically expectations.

 

D.&: multinational enterprise that offers good environment of work; opportunities of development; sincere communication; plans of recognition with benefits for employees and parrot-fashion plan, with opportunity to have influence to the exterior. Flextime; especial activities including the families; programs of recognition with incentives cheap to run; impartiality in processes and bonuses cheap to run for results.

 

E. &: the North American company of chemical products arranges for a development plan for each worker; management of the performance. Equilibrium among personal and labor life: the people work for a living, do not live to work. The people must not remain working after the time of departure. They have programs of recognition and incentives with possibility to do race out-of-doors and they use to implicate the families.

 

F. &: multinational enterprise that gets worried because his employees perform a good work with tight remuneration, leisure, recognition, capacitation and development. They take care of the equilibrium among personal and labor life. They drive incentive plans, rewards and motivations with policies of very remuneration obvious and largely diffuse with impartiality in processes.

 

G. &: multinational that a plan of succession that guarantees all of the workpeople's development and clearings for performance and possibilities of internationalization offer maintains . They worry about the person and his family and the equilibrium among labor life and relative take care of ; open-door policy and impartiality in processes.

 

H.&: oil Brazilian that he promotes the technical development and human of employees to generate the orientated motivation to achieve the goals. For them working is the pleasure to be a member of a company that trusts imagination and the contribution of wholes; the technical development, human promote and social of his employees. Programs of recognition and rewards to surpass the goals; they take care of the equilibrium among personal and labor life;  practice the management of the performance of his workpeople.

 

I. &: multinational manufacturer and marketer of products of beauty; base his strategy related to management in autonomy and recognitions with incentives cheap to run. They offer confidence and they appreciate his collaborators whom capacitate to work as a team. Integrate the family and the equilibrium among labor life and personnel procure. They offer flexibility in work periods; open interest and obvious procedures.

 

J. &: multinational company of massive consumer goods; key bases its strategy related to management in meritocracy and recognitions because the people is its resource; integrate the family; they do evaluation of performance with measurements where they participate for the less seven persons; the accomplishments, the best team of work and the best boss of area reward.

 

K. &: stockbrokers, he bases his steps on the basis of activities, goals and objectives once individual commitments periodically evaluated, divulged were  turned into and properly motivated. The people is her resource nail . The human steps is  borne in recognition, the technical capacitation and you program them of well-being of the employee and his family group.

 

L. &: multinational with all kinds of freedoms if the drawn objectives which it is tracking and clearings on come true. Each employee updates annually his development plan with human resources. Impartiality in processes; a lot of freedom to develop his workpeople's potential and offer promotional opportunities to the exterior.

 

M. &: multinational dedicated to the production of plastic lids of thread; offers respect for the individual and opportunity to grow labor. The worker's physical and emotional equilibrium and his family are promoted. They drive plans of recognition and incentives for performance and procedures of public knowledge to avoid favoritisms.

 

N.&: the distributor of linen goods and confections offers job security; impartiality in processes, good environment of work and excellent personal relations; impartiality in processes and programs of recognition; they think about the family and in workpeople.

Drive like strategy the continuous formation for talent own improving his personnel's profile and the commitment with the society; they keep watch over his product jealously.

 

O. &: multinational pharmacist, he bases his strategy in ethics, the honesty and the respect; great investment in capacitation (million 1.2-1.3 dollars apiece year); good labor environment; the busy personnel's culture; the opportunities of growth; freedom to say what is  thought about; respect for family's time. His policy's pillars of human resources are: a. excellent leaders; b.engaged people and c. efficient organization. They do judicious evaluation of the performance and they improve it; they recognize the work and effort additional; they offer promotional possibilities to the exterior.

 

P.&: multinational with good environment of work; flexibility of schedules; potential of development within the organization; open doors and activities of recognition and motivation with bonuses for performance. I work as a team and passion for what they do respecting the family's time; strict handling of meritocracy.

 

Q. &: multinational with presence at one hundred forty seven countries, he bases his business in the human capital; they do all the promotions with base in meritocracy; the goal in the management development is to get to be member; flexible agreements in the workday that they permit being connected with the office and tools. Integrate the family and they do tall recognition to the performance. Good school for variety expert advices that they render.

 

R. &: great labor environment with capable leaders to understand the personal necessities of life of employees; sincere communication, white of egg and transparent. I work as a team with positive people; you rule of fire perfectly defined for staff promotions transfers, salaries and benefits. Recognition with simple programs and incentives; equilibrium of personal and labor life; internal culture guided to the execution with excellence.

 

S. &: offer possibility of personal development; people with a lot of human quality that he generates confidence. Labor flexibility to balance the labor life with the relative. He has an ethical line and code of conduct; the good performance motivates with first extras.

Organizational challenging, demanding and competitive culture with recognitions and incentives to better performances; impartiality in processes; application of meritocracy and recognized like school of accomplishments.

 

T. &: multinational Englishwoman of liquors that maintains evaluation of performance guided to detect competitions to develop including the personal; labor flexibility; impartiality in processes; incentives cheap to run; open-door policy; freedom to be successful; impartiality in processes; incentives cheap to run to recognize achievements and advances; capacitation out-of-doors and possibilities to internationalize.

 

Finding our place like businessmen and the workpeople of an organization have to begin for a reflection personal level, based in Jhon F. Kennedy's famous sentence, thinking about so that we can contribute the job environment for the better and to take it like a daily discipline, complementing with a positive attitude with respect to companions and of a lot of love the work that he employs us, having influence mentally to the service that we borrowed with our work, playing it concentrates in what we do, that is in the here and the now, discipline that he learns with practice and that in other words implies being consciousOf what we accomplished, developing the inner peace.

Especial attention must take place to foment proceedings that they permit achieving us and maintaining the confidence of everybody with who we interacted, reminding that this is very fragile. Let's have present than the grade of happiness not only that a contagious bus than an individual selfish attitude, conditioned right along the quality of relations with the other ones and for our attitude to enjoy life.

As each person must contribute his quota of happiness to the bus, it is convenient to remind that this looks for  itself from within (the inside) out (the midway), and that the factors that affect the happiness are: health, personal moral values, work, family's relations, the economic situation, the friends and the individual freedom.

Companies in turn, they must propitiate the conditions to make easy a behavior to the people that he induce collective happiness, to the one that all contribute to, like part of his corporate strategies and involving them in his mission, his vision and in moral values to take care of with zeal, in order that they become elements of organizational, orientated culture to generate value in the company and countries space where it operate, respecting his laws, the ambient midway and way of life.

Exists an ample index of correlation among happiness and the creative capability that makes easy the appearing of the brilliant sparks that are  required to create aculture of invention, her but easy form to exercise leadership at the sector where the company, in order to increase the possibilities of valuable generation, so that the creation of environments to play and to laugh because good humor in addition to be emotional intelligence test stimulates the creativity he is recommended operate.

Meritocracy, equilibrium among labor life and personnel, the opportunities of development, the incentives cheap to run, excellent communications and some good environmental and certainty increased conditions implicating the family, they constitute basic factors very commendable to propitiate the valuable generation. Commanding respect and inspiring love on the basis of emotional intelligence, intellectual, spiritual and social.

 

 

2. INNOVATION

Entrepreneurially speaking,  represents the way but easy and practical to surpass the competition or to become converted in leader of the sector and to improve the márgenes of utility, key element to increment the competitiveness.

It depends on a mental attitude at the company; a way of life and fruit of the work of a team directed by an adapted leader. Thomas D. Kuczmarski in his book Innovación - it defines Strategies for markets of tall competition as that leader a creative person, good motivator, of easy communication, with initiative, perspicacity and experience to integrate equipments, resolving conflicts; with a lot of will to get totally involved to be worked up with the team, giving continuous retroalimantation and positive print.

Of an editorial published in Portafolio in Abril 11/07 I extract the following concept:

"In a job of 1998, published in the magazine Organization Science, Frank J. Barret, professor of the Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey, California, and pianist of professional jazz, underline that the bureaucratic model is not the adequate in a global economy. In order to be innovators, the managers, just like musicians, have to know how to interpret footloose indicia, to confront tasks desestructuradas, processing incomplete knowledge and, still in uncertain conditions, taking measures and starting the action..."

In very general terms, the creative ideas start off and develop following the following steps:

  • Concept or idea
  • You try quantitative
  • Financial projections
  • Creating a prototype (research and development)
  • You try of manufacture and marketing
  • Presentation to sales

The success is  measured in terms of successful products or hits of invention, which must measure oneself as we will indicate later on.

It is fundamental to develop a sense of curiosity, to offer additional wages and salaries, to maintain a support related to management conscientiously that many ideas do not bear fruit; maintaining the focused equipment and supplying the economic resources.

The general manager must know that the show is that can not be delegated; Having active linkage balancing stock with words and coherent support transmitting passion, fervor and faith. Communicating with positive and decided attitude, type we can do it, in addition to his conviction that one tries of one long-term investment and the fact that he stops his achievement a general road does not exist, rather must work at the environment own of the company in individual.

To think different it is essential; but there of how they do the things today; the goods that they manufacture or the services that are  offered. The invention can be made in: markets, new products, selling methods, forms of delivery, service pre and post-sale, systems of manufacture, forms of leadership, strategic direction, methods of compensation, and other ones.

A. ENTERPRISE CHARACTERISTICS: in addition to a manager with intention of we can do it that he inculcate, stand out and back up an innovative intention, engaged active participant, a team with will, desire and passion for the invention requires  himself, which departs of an instinct. The team's members owe:

  • Having diversity of experiences.
  • Being optimistic.
  • Having self-confidence and creativity.
  • Propensity toward the solution of problems.
  • Being desirable of the people and to back her up in cash form.
  • Demanding and transmitting an internal passion to create new things.
  • Feeling realized with the invention and the launching of new products.
  • Having experienced failures and capable being to surpass them.

According to Thomas D. KUCZMARSKI, these the groups that integrate with a careful procedure of selection for periods of one one or two years, must meet regularly in with previous programmings of several classrooms. Once a week in meetings of four hours in addition to others including breakfasts, lunches and foods of work;  Encounters of one or two days at different places to the one belonging to chores to strengthen the relation and to stimulate the creativity. The members of the team in addition to good clearings and recognitions must have obvious his future once finish off his participation.

 

B. MEASUREMENT: basic complement to generate the innovative culture is the objective measurement of results for minus signs that they may work out, specially in the first stages of his development. A model is  required to utilize and to check in shape systematics to learn from experience.

We would be able to start entering in books the investment that he go away accomplishing for which must do an appropriation itself that he limit the use of financial resources having in account than experimentation in itself, demand capital; the participation of new products in total sales and his contribution margin to calculate a profitability index. Besides doing periodic evaluation of the performance of the members of the group and doing feedback.

 

C. IMPLEMENTATION: it is recommended initiating with a summit meeting, with all the solemnity of the case to train some apostles, carefully selected candidates and thus beginning the process and circumscribing stock the fact that they keep that wit that is needed alive and which stops is convenient to increment the grade of happiness to stimulate the interaction of nerve cells and to improve the creative capability.

 

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