Agriculture Industry relies on three Principles: Better Profit = Good Plan x 100% Committed People. In order to achieve this, we rely on the following principles:
Clients, in particular Agriculture's need is to realize better profits through increased production per hectare, at the best price per ton and grace from above.
In order to achieve this, they need people who are doing the right things the first time so that the farms achieve their goals on the best way, at the lowest cost.
The owner / manager can put the best plan on the table to realize better profits, but if his people who handle his machinery, equipment and products are not 100% committed, he cannot achieve the results he had planned for.
In order to achieve the above , we suggest the following 8 steps:
1. Effective Plan - Vision, Values, Critical Success Factors, Goals and Measurable Goals
2. Effective Structure - Organization Structure and Career Plan so everyone knows where they fit in and who they report to - communication lines are clear
3. Potential Assessment - Just as you make sure you put the right plant material in your prepared soil, just as important is knowing what potential are within your employees.
4. Effective Training and Development - If we know who we are working with, where they are now and how they will fit into the organization's structure now and in the future, we will draw up a Workplace Skills Plan / Career Plan over 5 or even 10 years stretch.
6. Recognition system - As soon as teams begin to work together and suggestions for improvement are implemented, farming starts to achieve goals that lead to better profits. Therefore, a performance management system needs to be put in place so that these teams feel they are also part of the improved profits of the business.
7. Sense of ownership - Workers who have now become participants want to take more responsibility on their own, with measurable goals so that they can prove themselves and grow with the business.
8. Strong core - Workers become participants, and by doing this the participants now become role players in the farm structure. By doing this, we’re creating a mindset of belonging and adding value to the business as a whole.