|Wednesday, 26 November 2003|
National Productivity Awards 2003 to be launched with improved evaluation model
The National Productivity Competition which was handled by the Ministry of Employment and Labour last year will be launched this year with a new evaluation model and a more comprehensive evaluation criteria.
This competition is conducted for three sectors, namely Private, Public and School Sector. The Private sector competition has been divided into three Categories in large scale, medium scale and small scale for both service and manufacturing sectors.
Since the take over of the function of productivity by the Ministry of Employment and Labour and taking over the liaison office of the Asian Productivity Organisation, the National Productivity Secretariat which functions under the Ministry of Employment and Labour has been very active in conducting several productivity related seminars and workshops with the assistance of the Asian Productivity Organisation headquartered in Japan. This year a record number of APO funded programs had been arranged.
Some were international or regional programs, which included participants from the regional countries while some were solely for Sri Lankan participants. With the launch of the National Productivity Policy, the Asian Productivity Organisation has been supporting Sri Lanka with the large number of programs and by sending expert resource persons.
One of the initiatives in the National Productivity Policy was the improvement of productivity at enterprise level. For this the National Productivity Secretariat re-launched the National Productivity Competition with an evaluation model and a transparent set of evaluation criteria.
This was the first time that an evaluation model was used in Sri Lanka and the first time that the evaluation criteria were comprehensively disclosed, for a productivity competition.
After the successful experience last year where a large number of companies large, medium and small took place, the National Productivity Secretariat took the initiative to obtain a feedback from the applicants and further refine the evaluation model.
This was done with the help of the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka which handled the competition last year.
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