I’ve been to several countries in the last few months.

All of them need higher productivity BUT …

1. each of them has to define just what higher productivity means in their particular context

2. each of them has to prioritise where they most need higher productivity

3. each of them has to decide how they might make the improvements they have prioritised

So, a national productivity campaign would look quite different in each of these places.   Of course there would be similarities … and overlaps … but any campaign must be ‘flavoured’ by the responses to the three points above and by the history and culture of the particular country.

This is also the reason that consultants with pre-packaged productivity solutions often offer sub-optimal advice!