Tag Archive: Knowhow

Nov 20

A. Knowledge ladders

All animals, humans included, are born with a brain within which resides an instinctive control system, ticking away 24/ 7 much like a Microsoft operating system This subconscious system controls most of what we need to survive and protect ourselves, procreate, feel pain and pleasure It also stores knowledge acquired by learning by rote and practice …

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Aug 18

C. PLG plugs a big productivity gap?

Whilst investment, innovation, competition and luck all play a significant part in the performance of any organisation, public as well as private, it is its management that has the most influence The same applies at national level with government ministers And if managers and ministers, whatever their level, are to do their jobs well they …

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Jun 29

C. Dismal productivity trends could end

The OECD – Organisation of Economic and Cultural Development – recently painted a dismal G7 economic picture claiming  ‘slowing rates of productivity growth’ in advanced nations over the last ten years or so Other data suggests the same trend is underway in many less affluent nations according to an article by Marc Levinson – his …

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Jun 28

B. AI the next GPT?

PWC – Price Waterhouse Coopers, the management consultancy – claim global GDP will be some 14% higher in 2030 as a result of AI – Artificial Intelligence This is equivalent to an extra $15.7 trillion The greatest gains will be realised in China and North America Anand Rao, global leader of AI at PWC says: …

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May 11

B. Unipart & Vanguard ‘ways’ to improve

Productivity is the most important peacetime issue facing any nation or organisation – therefore, one would expect all governments and major business schools, management organisations and consultancies to focus on it  Not so For example: The UK has no well-known, well-supported productivity ‘centre of excellence’ e.g. a UK Productivity Centre – HMG might occasionally set …

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Jan 29

A. Elephants in the productivity room

The great financial journalist Martin Wolf of the FT recently opined about the current state of UK productivity – disappointingly, his words offered no new insights and were simply a regurgitation of current groupthink. He kicked off with the now well-worn cliche from Paul Krugman about productivity being ‘almost everything’ – and then trotted out a …

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B. A MIRACLE explains the productivity puzzle

The US is worried about the puzzle of their low GDP and productivity growth following the 2008 financial crisis – likewise the UK and other G7 nations – they had all expected to ‘revert to trend’ by now, to grow at least 2% per annum, not approach zero as is now happening apparently Interestingly, all …

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A. Five basic steps for big improvements

ORGANISATION LEVEL: Managers, whatever their level, need to take just five basic steps to make big productivity improvements – click on the link below for outline details http://www.productivityknowhow.com/?page_id=378 BUT: 1. Corporate plans – If they exist, they’re not seen or understood by most managers 2. Performance measures – Most lack 80% of the measures they need …

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A. It’s the rest, not the best, that’s the problem

The Brooking Institute’s Martin Neil Baily and Nicholas Montalbano considered the causes of the current global productivity puzzle recently “The most promising sign for future growth is that the most productive firms are growing faster than the rest – the frontier is still moving out – but the diffusion of best practices is not pulling the …

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A. Is productivity really that bad?

“All we know is that productivity is really bad” – but is it? The above quote is from a Bloomberg interview with Dominic Konstam of Deutsche Bank Apparently ‘nothing is clear’ but bad productivity might be due to ‘over-employing versus investment taking place’ And that might be due to employers expecting demand to improve, but it …

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