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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 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 ones below to find help that worked for others viz:

Productivity improvement isn’t about working more hours – it’s about working smarter by first cutting waste, then 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 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

 

Productivity positions built on sand

  On Fri, May 12, 2017, I read an article about Chinese productivity posted by Bloomberg journalist Michael Schuman and sent him the following email: Michael, I read your article about Chinese productivity with great interest The first step in any major productivity improvement drive is indeed to establish the current position – where are you now? …

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CEOs rate potential of new technology ‘very low’

A new Gartner survey of 388 CEOs/ senior executives found they rated as “very low” the potential for productivity improvement from new breakthrough technologies i.e. IoT, AI, blockchain (secure databases) and 3D printing In particular, when asked for their ‘top enabling technology for improving productivity’: Only 2% chose IoT – and only 1% picked either AI, …

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