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Most organisations, and nations, perform well below their potential i.e. most could produce at least 30% more services or output using the same resources, or cut 30% of their inputs/ costs and still provide the same output/ outcomes

You may be a manager or government minister of one of them and struggling with one or more of the following issues – the many pages on this website cover ways to address most of them – simply click on the relevant connections below to find help that worked for others viz:

Productivity improvement isn’t about working more hours – it is about working smarter by first cutting waste, making better use of existing resources and then investing in best practices and technology everywhere

This website offers free information, comment and advice to all those managers and government ministers who are keen to ‘have a go’ at major productivity improvement but lack the knowhow on what to do

We warmly welcome any constructive comments and questions you may have so we can at least take our own medicine and continuously improve this website and how it is used

 

Groupthink waffle or Vanguard results?

The following is a precis of part of an email from Professor John Seddon of Vanguard Consultants (with whom I have no connection) who  spoke at a public-sector ‘shared services’ conference The opening keynote was from the interim leader of the Government Shared Service programme – a very nice man – who said: We aim …

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Scrap traditional organisation structures

Alison Vekshin, a freelance journalist, says: “Companies have followed a linear top-down organisation structure, but that approach is quickly becoming outdated – business leaders now favour a more flexible structure, and have seen that workers are more productive and innovative in an autonomous work environment” The traditional linear organisation chart was designed to ‘create order …

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