Hassan Khalid Al-Asaad, Strategist and Business Developer at Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), believes that one of the future major challenges in managing performance is achieving employees’ happiness.
Employee happiness is one of the most important factors in running a successful, profitable company. Happy and engaged employees tend to miss less work, perform better, and support company innovation.
In this interview, he explains the critical role of pursuing the employees’ happiness, how it affects the performance of employees, and why organizations should exert more effort in research and development in attaining the happiness of employees.
When a company is interested in attaining superior performance in customer service, sometimes it’s useful to peak into other companies’ “kitchen,” so that they can get an idea of where they stand in comparison to them.
“Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.” – Warren G. Bennis
Benchmarking, commonly known as learning from best practices, is an effective organizational performance tool that can boost a company’s performance, by enabling a learning experience that relies upon understanding best-in-class practices and implementing them within one’s own organizational structure.
It is undeniable that the growth of the water utility industry has been remarkable in the recent decades and it still maintains a strong pace in terms of increasing turnover for water utility organizations, as well as when it comes to investments aimed towards water distribution network improvements and treatment plants.