Key to Success
Motivating and rewarding employees requires work
While most of his fellow extension professionals focus on the science of growing-soils, diseases, crop varieties, etc.-Gregorio Billikopf, a farm adviser with the University of California Cooperative Extension, specializes in an equally critical area that often gets too little attention: labor management.
His work centers on two distinct topics that are nonetheless closely linked: worker productivity (how growers can motivate workers to get the most productivity from them) and interpersonal communication skills. "There's a huge connection between these areas," says ...