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Managing Productivity

According to an article in USA Today, October 20, 2003 by Stephanie Armour in "More companies downsize family-friendly programs; No longer needed to keep workers, some programs are not providing the promised results" and are being phased out.

Would you recommend to add or eliminate these types of programs to your organization's benefits program? Do these types of programs influence productivity? Where might they be more or less appropriate (what industries, when, etc.)? Should you have policies in place that only a few might take advantage or benefit from?

Again, I am looking for a 3-4 page response, with references, allowing me to submit an 8-10 page report. I have been very forunate in the past, receiving very good responses. Thank you all so very much!

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Would you recommend to add or eliminate these types of programs to your organization's benefits program? Do these types of programs influence productivity? Where might they be more or less appropriate (what industries, when, etc.)? Should you have policies in place that only a few might take advantage or benefit from?

I would recommend adding to these programs to my organization. The reasons are as follows:
1. Family friendly programs promote a friendly environment and this will help creativity in my company.
2. As my company is a multi product multi location company and job sharing and telecommuting will help improve the productivity of the company.
3. Family friendly programs like flextime are important for improving the motivation of employees in my company.
4. Recreation program, team events and picnics play an important role in building the team-spirit and camaraderie so important for success in my company.
5. I have found Family friendly programs to improve the mental health of the employees in my company.
6. Wellness programs have a direct effect on the productivity of employees of my organization.
7. I have observed that education assistance programs reduce employee turnover drastically and so are important for my company.
8. Substance abuse counseling has helped employees and their families regain health and helps them concentrate better on the job.
9. 401K and retirement plans reduce the anxiety of the employees and this helps improve their ...

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