Open up to drive productivity - report

Researchers from the London Business School have found that encouraging employees to keep from showing positive or negative emotions will drag down their performance and that of their organisation. On the other hand, workers who feel that they are able to express themselves freely in the work environment tend be more productive, innovative and creative. Corporate leaders have a vital role to play in creating this sort of workplace environment. “What emotions and experiences are allowed, encouraged and supported and how does this impact an organisation’s strategic priorities such as innovation?” asks Michael Parke, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. “When people are invested in their jobs, they can get upset or frustrated with things but they should be able to share those emotions so it doesn’t stymie their work or creativity.”

Increasing productivity will be one of the topics of discussion at the third CFO Summit of the year on 14 June 2017 at the Summer Place in Johannesburg's Hyde Park.

Guests will have the opportunity to attend a masterclass entitled Talent, Culture & Leadership - The new normal for CFOs is overwhelming, relentless and unpredictable - do you have the skills to survive?, followed by their choice of roundtable sessions on growth strategies and leveraging office space.

Do you want to know which skills have helped CFOs keep pace? Looking for new ways to drive productivity? Are you considering or implementing cost-cutting or optimisation strategies? Register here for CFO Summit 3.