I saw a piece on the web the other day that suggested that sensible, progressive governments should offer incentives to organisations to improve their productivity.

But organisations surely want to improve their productivity because it reduces their costs, improves their performance and competitiveness and improves their profits.

If this is not enough of an incentive, I worry about the kinds of people running modern businesses.

They may not know HOW to improve their productivity but they should know WHY they need to.

So government support should be in that ‘HOW’ domain – offering guidance and support … but more importantly, improving the infrastructure that supports higher productivity and creates potential for performance growth.