DOLE-NWPC productivity toolbox has a module on innovation

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz bared that the integrated, ladderized productivity to Development Training Program”, is a component of the NWPC’s ladderized productivity toolbox. It is a two-day training composed of four learning approaches: (1) on-site training; (2) action planning; (3) consultation; and (4) and incentivizing.

This training targets enterprise owners, as well as labor representatives, as participant-beneficiaries. Resource persons for this training will include speaknagers who attended Phase Two of the productivity and innovation training course in Singapore under the joint DOLE-Nanyang Polytechnic-Temasek Foundation memorandum of agreement signed last year.

After the training, Baldoz said participants are expected to demonstrate different outcomes like value-additions or development to existing products, services, projects, and programs; improved service delivery; and enhanced workforce skills to innovation.

“This training is a convenient tool for MSMEs. It only lasts for two days, but it is fully-equipped with helpful and enhanced modules and knowledge, as well as experience-sharing activities for participants,” said Baldoz.

“Also, don’t forget that thisning is free, like the rest of the courses in the DOLE-NWPC Productivity Toolbox,” Baldoz confidently said on promoting the use of the toolbox by MSMEs.

On the first day of the training program, participants are expected to have a full grasp of the innovation process and the basics of ‘design thinking’ towards innovation in the workplace. A more depth understanding of customers’ persona is also included in the first-day training module.

On the second and last day, participants are expected to have a group evaluation of the best practices they learned on innve idea they can contribute to their workplace.

The Productivity Toolbox is a need-based, ladderized package of developmental assistance to MSMEs to ensure that they transition to more viable and competitive enterprises and eventually, comply with labor laws, including safety and health standards.

Consisting of five basic training courses; six intermediate training courses; and three advanced training courses, or a total of 14 courses or the second tier, of the Two-Tiered Wage System, a reform which Baldoz has initiated and which the DOLE has been pursuing since 2011.

“MSMEs, especially safety and health; enhance  their processes; instill positive work values; and apply basic productivity concepts in their workplaces,” said Baldoz.

The Productivity Toolbox and its content can previewed at the NWPC website,


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