I have been in discussions many times with businessmen and advisers about whether firms should concentrate on their productivity or their quality - which has the biggest impact on success. Of course the quick answer
There are lots of sites and blogs on the web which purport to be about productivity. Many of these are about what might be termed 'personal productivity' - time management, self-motivation, etc. This set me
I can be as guilty as the next person is hailing specific concepts and practices as being important determinants of higher productivity. But we should stop searching for the 'secret' - the panacea - and
A personal 'productivity' tip sometimes referred to as 'Seinfeld's Chain' after Jerry Seinfeld, the US comedian is a useful reminder of the need to 'keep at it'. The story is that, when he started writing,
Last week I talked about gamification - and whether it could be used to help improve productivity If you weren't thinking about it then, I hope you are now - Ambient research suggests that game-based learning will grow
For about 10 years now wage increases in Germany have not kept up with the development of productivity, by a long stretch" said European Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag
When we make changes to (try to) improve productivity, we subsequently measure results and assess impact. (Or we should if we want to evaluate our own performance and impact.) However, in many complex situations, we
In my recent discussions with PAPA (the Pan African Productivity Association), the topic of the Ebola virus came up. Just as Africa seems to have recovered from the great HIV/Aids crisis (having largely got the
Well, I’m here in Mauritius and I’ve been having an interesting time. I spent a few days with the Board of PAPA (the Pan African Productivity Association) discussing the productivity status and opportunities in Africa.
I have been doing a little work recently in relation to productivity and performance measures. The thought struck me after trying to construct appropriate measures for a particular organisation in a particular situation that the
British productivity was growing steadily if slowly in the years before the financial crisis struck but it’s now some 16% below its pre-crisis level. The Bank of England has published a paper in their quarterly
Many countries have productivity centres to advise their government of productivity and related issues. But do they do any good? Is productivity something that can be shaped and steered by government? I would say 'YES'