Managing Performance and Productivity for Organizational Competitiveness
The organizations across the geographical boundaries have been confronting with economically challenging and chaotic business environment. The organizational leaders are burning the midnight oil to enhance the ability of the firm to provide quality products or services to their customers at a competitive price in the marketplace - local, regional and global. The policy makers as well practitioners across the industry sectors fully believe in the management of performance and productivity as two key drivers which if leveraged properly will enhance overall organizational ability to be competitive in the global world economy. However, the management of performance and productivity in an organizational context is not an easy task as they depend upon motivated human resources who are managed through system driven HR processes wherein the organization believes in “mind-share” than “market-share”. Such a kind of HR policies and systems create an organizational climate wherein caring about employees’ concerns, fostering employee engagement, involvement and retention at workplace become a normal but extremely powerful rituals played by persons in the leadership roles. Furthermore, it is also a well-established fact that the management of performance and productivity not only helps increase organizational competitiveness but also add to the economic growth of the country.
It is under this backdrop that this special issue was conceptualized for the academicians, the practicing managers, the consultants and the researchers to contribute empirical as well as conceptual research papers aimed at solving pressing needs of managing performance and productivity at workplace to increase organizational competitiveness.
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