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UNIONS & PRODUCTIVITY

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Transcript of UNIONS & PRODUCTIVITY

UNIONS & PRODUCTIVITY
By: Bader Algargoosh, Karen Atara, &Robbie Valerio
BBUS 3840-01

DEFINITIONS

FACTORS *
CASES
LABOUR
RELATIONS *
CONCLUSION
OUTLINE
What is productivity?

Productivity is the efficiency with which a firm converts inputs into outputs. Since staff represent the largest cost for many firms, labor productivity has special importance and vitally affects competitiveness.


WHAT FACTORS IN HR INCREASE OR DECREASE PRODUCTIVITY
WAGES
SKILLS
CULTURE
M O T I V A T I O N
MANAGEMENT RIGHTS
TECHNOLOGY
FEATHERBEDDING
C O L L E C T I V E
A G R E E M E N T
CLASS ACTIVITY
CASE #1 Kamloops Mine Industry
A. HIGHLAND VALLEY COPPER
Unionized workplace
Collective Agreement
Productive environment
B. NEW AFTON
Non-Unionized workplace
Trust
Union avoidance strategy
CASE #2 Sweden vs Canada
A. SWEDEN
GDP per hour 2012 54.47 (#10)
approx. 70% Unionized workforce (2012)
B. CANADA
GDP per hour 2012 50.25 (#14)
31.5 % Unionized workforce (2012)
Positive labor
unions & management cooperation
Job
satisfaction
Increase
organizational
commitment
Union
loyalty
Common Interest
Increase
Productivity
Conclusion

We defined productivity, we discussed some key factors of productivity, we showed you a video, gave you examples with new gold and highland valley, and some information on Sweden and Canada. We hope you enjoyed the presentation and learned something new.



Questions
References
http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/business-theory/operations/improving-productivity.html#axzz2jd9A7Pnk
http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/country/sweden_3.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_hour_worked
http://www4.hrsdc.gc.ca/.3ndic.1t.4r@-eng.jsp?iid=17
http://www.economica.ca/ew07_2p1.htm
http://thearticulateceo.typepad.com/my-blog/2011/08/cultural-differences-monochronic-versus-polychronic.html
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_dismal_science/2011/03/raises_dont_make_employees_work_harder.html
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-06/costco-ceo-craig-jelinek-leads-the-cheapest-happiest-company-in-the-world

C L A S S
A C T I V I T Y
How does labor relations affect productivity
FACTORS
CLASS VIDEO
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