Most organisations, and nations, have productivity levels well below their potential
Most could produce at least 30% more services or output using their current input resources , or cut 30% of their inputs and still provide the same output and outcomes – but few would believe it
Hence, this website was set up to provide free information, comment and advice to all those managers, including government officials, who are keen to ‘have a go’ at major productivity improvement but lack the knowhow on what to do
We are a team of businessmen and consultants with many years’ front-line experience in achieving BIG productivity improvements in organisations, large and small, from both the public and private sectors – experience of ‘what works‘ and, more importantly, ‘what does not work‘
On this website, we regularly publish posts offering views on issues relevant to productivity at work
To date, we have also published a trilogy of books on productivity improvement, listed on Amazon, which some already say are enjoyable as well as helpful viz:
- ‘Productivity Knowhow’ – the basics all managers need to know to make big improvements
- ‘Productivity Quotes’ – a selection of over 1,000 relevant quotes
- ‘Productivity Postbag’ – a selection of posts published about productivity issues
Last but not least, if you are struggling with one or more of the following issues addressed on this website, simply click on the connections below to find help that worked for others viz:
- How to select the few important performance measures you and your team need – and ignore the blizzards you may now suffer from?
- How to set effective targets for each performance measure?
- How to assess the % scope you have to improve?
- How to manage special improvement projects – how to set them up, solve problems, implement solutions?
- How to make big (at least 20% plus) performance improvements:
- At organisation level – to invest in latest and best methods and technology covering products/ services, markets/ customers or structures/ employees?
- At process level – to minimise waste, optimise use of existing resources?
- At task level – to increase task capacity, employ right methods?
- At national level – action needed from any government?
- At global level – action needed from all governments?
- How to improve continuously and tap employees’ ideas?
N.B.1 Productivity improvement isn’t about working more hours – it’s about working smarter by a combination of cutting waste, making better use of existing resources and investing in best practices and new technology
N.B.2 We warmly welcome constructive comments you may have so we can at least take our own medicine and continuously improve this website and enable more organisations, and so workers, to benefit