Increasing business productivity Increasing organization effectiveness
Economic and social development is dependent on improvements in productivity and resource management. In their drive to improve productivity, enterprises, productivity centres and management development institutions follow various strategies such as total productivity or total quality management, quality circles, the introduction of computer technology, organizational restructuring and results-oriented human resources development. There is a growing interest in company-wide productivity programmes based on dialogue and consensus between employers and workers.
ILO assists governments to increase productivity in sectors that are given priority in their development strategies. The programme aims to enhance the capacity of managers to improve the economic and social performance of their organizations in a rapidly changing environment.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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