IDB selected as Sri Lanka model to promote productivity in public sector organisations

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Asia Productivity Organisation (APO) has called for proposals for 2011 to identify public sector institute to implement productivity demonstration consultancy project, the Industrial Development Board Chairman Udayasiri Kariyawasam said yesterday.

He said that the IDB has been selected to implement the project which will be implemented b the Natioal Productivity Secretariat of Sri Lanka attached to the Ministry of Productivity Promotion.

Kariyawasam said that the 9 month project aims to illustrate practical applications of productivity tools and techniques in the industry, service and agriculture sectors of Sri Lankan public sector.

APO has called for proposals from both the private and public sector organizations and few had submitted proposals. “It was highlighted that for 2011 only IDB has been selected for the project,” Kariyawasam emphasized.

Under the project it is planned to improve service quality, introduce techniques, tools and practices to enhance the productivity of the public sector in Sri Lanka. The project is planned to be completed in three steps. Under the first step it has been proposed to identify issues and problems related to productivity and secondly to apply and adapt new techniques, tools and practices of productivity improvements. In the third step it is planned to evaluate and recommend further action.

Kariyawasam said that the IDB has taken steps to implement the project and Richard Clarke, an international resources person will visit Sri Lanka in June to provide technical expertise in productivity innovation needed for the project.