Good working condition for efficiency

Corzhens

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In the Philippine labor code, good working condition is a requirement for businesses especially those which operate with a big labor force. An example is a factory with a very hot work area that workers have to sweat it out 8 hours a day. If they don't get sick, their efficiency is definitely hampered by the bad working condition. There are companies with a workplace that is not conducive to working because the environment is unhealthy. The problem is they should be reported to the authorities otherwise they will just persist since no one could complain among the workers because the creed of the owner is - if the company is penalized by the authorities then it will close shop and the workers would lose their job.
 

Norm

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

I think it's much better for people to lose their jobs than their health or lives so I'm all for it. As long as people stay healthy and living they can have a much better chance of finding other employment and providing for their families. I don't think any job should cost you your health and at the very least if it does it should provide for enough monetary compensation to make it worth it.
 

pwarbi

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Here in the UK, even though there as been a lot of laws brought in for businesses that are a bit too extreme, the working conditions for employees is one of them that was needed and I do agree needed reforming. A few years ago, especially in factories and warehouses, the conditions often weren't acceptable and there was a lot of businesses that put making a profit over the welfare of the workers and that needed to change and change quickly.

Even though a lot of companies didn't want to spend money on air conditioning and safer working conditions and practices, i think even them will now see that their productivity as increased as a direct result of making the necessary changes.
 

gracer

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

I also think that a good working condition in the workplace is very important not only for the worker's well being but also for the business' productivity. I remember some stories which have been told to me by some of our neighbors back in the province about the bad working conditions they have experienced in a factory they worked in that prompted them to quit and just go back home to our town. They had free lodging in their workplace but they were too many in one room that they were like sardines when they sleep. They also didn't have proper ventilation both in their work place and in their lodging house and the others who had low immune system would usually get sick. This is why the workers in that place usually don't have any contracts and were just being paid according to the days they have worked for. It is easy to get accepted in the job but it's also easy to quit. I really don't know how the company still manages to run in such a manner.
 

explorerx7

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

Many of the employers know that jobs are hard to come by for many people so the flout the law by providing less than adequate working environments. They know that in most instances the workers are unwilling to complain and there may not be an adequate amount of inspectors so their business may not be visited by the inspectors for a long period of time. These employer's demand efficiency even though they don't provide the requisite facilities. We have seen where jobs requirements a now been outsourced on a regular basis. The workers are now contracted on a short contract renewal basis which enables the employer to bypass union representation for the workers hence the workers are sometimes denied many of the good working environment practices.
 

Dropshipping

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

In our country there are surprise checks by the authorities to check the conditions themselves rather then waiting for the complaint.

In this case, the companies have proper fear to comply with because otherwise, they would be facing the fines and legal actions as well, if the condition in the factory is not proper.

Also, in most of the factories there are proper compliance officers in order to ensure that all rules are followed.
 

neural

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

Is convenient for a business to provide encouragements to its workers: good salaries, comfortable workplace conditions, flexible hours (8 hours by default). Since It can boost productivity and efficiency for the company, infrastructure is not the only thing that is a valuable asset for the company that needs a good maintenance to prevent losses, employees well being also matters.
 

PurpleBee

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This is another thing that I would say is the law in the USA but is not always enforced. Even in well known companies, many times a condition may not be fully safe or healthy for a group of people, or even one person specifically. When this happens, sometimes people are afraid to report it, and sometimes they simply do not want to bother. This absolutely does make it worse, because the more people do not report, the more lax society grows bout this as a whole.

Uncomfortable temperatures, lack of allotted breaks, inefficient equipment, etc. can all be present and yet many people will not say a word.
 

CarlosTL

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

In the Philippine labor code, good working condition is a requirement for businesses especially those which operate with a big labor force. An example is a factory with a very hot work area that workers have to sweat it out 8 hours a day. If they don't get sick, their efficiency is definitely hampered by the bad working condition. There are companies with a workplace that is not conducive to working because the environment is unhealthy. The problem is they should be reported to the authorities otherwise they will just persist since no one could complain among the workers because the creed of the owner is - if the company is penalized by the authorities then it will close shop and the workers would lose their job.
I think it is a matter of the political and governance environment in the country. It also depends if the workers are able to group and organize themselves into unions to defend their interests. Sadly, in some sectors, depending on cultural or sometimes gender factors, workers are not able to do this, and it is easy to find unscrupulous business owners to exploit this weakness. The state however would mostly turn a blind eye as long as nobody is complaining, from their point of view the owner is already nice enough to have invested money.
 

Corzhens

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

In our country there are surprise checks by the authorities to check the conditions themselves rather then waiting for the complaint.

In this case, the companies have proper fear to comply with because otherwise, they would be facing the fines and legal actions as well, if the condition in the factory is not proper.

Also, in most of the factories there are proper compliance officers in order to ensure that all rules are followed.
That is very good in curtailing wayward companies. The surprise inspection can catch the culprits who are not following the regulations by the health and sanitation department of the city or town. You are right that the government should not wait for complaints because most of those workers in workplace that has a bad condition will seldom make a report because they are also afraid that the authorities will close their company and they will lose their opportunity to earn. There are suspensions that last for months so that means a loss of income. But with the surprise visit, I'm sure there are many companies that will be caught with their violations.
 

rz3300

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

Well I think that this is one of those things that people do not realize until they are faced with the unpleasant reality of poor working conditions. When you can point to things around you and say "this is keeping me from..." and fill in the blank, then you know that you have a problem on your hands. When everything is good and the working conditions are good, nobody is really thinking about it, until they are forced to when it is staring them right in the face. It is certainly true too, that efficiency is a result of a good workplace, and I would be really curious to see some studies on the subject, so I might just have to go and do a little research. Thanks for sharing.
 

djordjem87

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Re: Good working condition for efficiency

I believe that a happy worker is the best worker and honestly I would be ashamed to ask from my employees to perform in conditions that are not as good as I would like for myself. The relationship between the boss and his workers is very important and I know that in Serbia bosses have Napoleon complex and really want to dominate everybody because they believe the hierarchy is the most important and thus they also believe in dictatorship. It's a funny country, Serbia. Yes, I do believe that working conditions are very important and until I get a a good offer I will be working from home.
 
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