On the Internet, you get lots of tips about productivity – and what are called ‘ productivity hacks’ (really just more tips).

However you and I know that what brings about higher productivity is structure – to organisations, systems, processes, working methods – structure based on an analysis of need and then an identification of how that need can be best met.

This can take time – but it will be rewarded and will be much more effective than trying to apply the latest ‘hack’.

Think about building a building. You need form foundations and sound construction. Productivity is similar. Take the time to structure the ‘edifice’ soundly.

The same is true of Productivity. You have to build a firm set of structures that can support high performance working. There are no real shortcuts.