When companies become addicted to meetings, it indicates poor management of working hours and decreases employee productivity by at least 30%.
If companies estimated the losses caused by a dozen employees, mostly senior ones, meeting four times a week they would think twice before giving in to "Meetingitis", the cultural tendency to schedule a meeting for every issue. The Mexican consultancy Expandiendo has estimated annual losses for a large business with these habits to be $42,000.
Before negotiating a new amount for the minimum wage in Panama, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture notes that "those who strive more should receive more."
From a statement issued by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (CCIAP):
With the establishment of a table for revision of the minimum wage, involving business associations and workers in mediation with the government, a process has been started that we hope will be carried out in accordance with the spirit for which this provision was set.
Low productivity in Central American economies is the barrier which needs to be overcome if we want to grow in a sustainable way.
A study prepared by the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Funides) analyzes the evolution of productivity in different production factors in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Productivity benefits the state and private enterprise, employers, employees and the unemployed. It benefits the rich, the middle class and the poor.
An opinion piece by Jose Alberto Soto Golcher analyzes pre-election activity in Costa Rica, pointing out how "romantic" the general tone of the speeches are and the proposals by political parties and candidates, and in general, how society is dealing with the problems facing the country.
Rigid working structures remains an obstacle to be overcome by women, even though new technologies have made working conditions more flexible in the world.
According to Sonia Vanegas, country manager of Manpower, at a global level, for several years many companies have started to promote policies that are friendly to women's performance. "Many women still fail to establish the balance between personal and professional life due to, among other things, rigid schedules that keep them stuck in the office," says Vanegas.
Information technologies encourage flexible employment schemes which improve quality of life for workers and boost productivity for organizations.
An analysis by Sonia Vanegas, Director of the Business Unit at Manpower Group Nicaragua, in Laprensa.com.ni, outlines that as "the industrial era transformed traditional ways of working, pulling people from their workshops to concentrate in factories and hold them to certain structured work schedules so today the Human Age, supported by information technology, is doing the same by encouraging flexible employment schemes that improve quality of life for employees and productivity for organizations. "
People with a high emotional IQ are a positive influence on work groups. Everyone wants to work with them.
This ability to mediate the mood of a group is considered one of the virtues of Emotional Intelligence as defined by author, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, who generated great interest in the role that emotions play in thinking, decision making and individual success when he published the book Emotional Intelligence in 1995.