John Heap, President of WCPS, was in Mauritius as advisor to the National Productivity & Competitiveness Council. On this visit he has been involved in a number of projects involving support for SMEs – including one supporting small, women-only cooperatives.

While there John gave a keynote presentation at a Board meeting of PAPA – the Pan-African Productivity Association. (See John’s blog for further information).

John also attended a workshop with Robert Kaplan – of Balanced Scorecard Fame – and was pleased to see a ‘meeting of minds’ on the strategic value of measurement. The Balanced Scorecard has evolved over time into a strategy support device, helping organisations plan, execute, monitor and evaluate strategic options. The WCPS thinking around measurement of SEE (Social, Environmental & Economic) productivity performs the same function.