Alamuri Suryanarayana

6Critical role of managerial competencies in productivity enhancement interventions: a HRM perspective

Abstract: Of all the problems faced by management, productivity and its enhancement must surely be ranked as one of the most intractable. However, unfortunately, there is no single theory relating to productivity per se that can completely and unqualifiedly be accepted as accounting for all the known facts, and there is no definite set of prescriptions that are unequivocally supported by research data. Who is responsible for “productivity”? Is the individual worker expected to possess and provide his own competencies, or are increasing productivity levels a function of work groups? Or is it the responsibility of management ...

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