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The Journal: Productivity

Insight and commentary based on 28 years experience in the gritty reality of doing.

A new joint venture offers virtual digital workforce

06 Nov 2018

Posted In Engage & Improve, Productivity

Unipart Group and Voyager Solutions are to work together to provide transformation services for back-office processing, client service administration and operational reporting using software robots..
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Productivity is the Achilles’ heel of...

07 Dec 2016

Posted In Productivity

What can we do to raise productivity?  Figures from the Office for National Statistics demonstrate an increase in UK manufacturing output for the second quarter of 2016, however, UK productivity..
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Why are UK workers so unproductive?

30 Aug 2016

Posted In Productivity

Could it be down to rising wage inequality? Sandra Polaski, the former US secretary of state’s special representative for international labour affairs believes it is. It's widely reported that UK..
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Productivity Drivers: Technology? Skills? Individuals?

22 Jul 2016

Posted In Productivity

One of the most common assumptions made about productivity is that it is to do with process technology. It stands to reason that a worker with an expensive machine can crank out more stuff than one..
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Productivity Measures: Deeply Flawed?

23 Jun 2016

Posted In Productivity

The underlying data is incomplete and noisy. The models which underpin the rules, and the assumptions which underpin the models, are deeply flawed, and understood in detail by very few people indeed.
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Productivity as a mirror: A ratio for all seasons

26 May 2016

Posted In Productivity

As every textbook tell us, productivity is a very simple concept: a ratio which sets output over input. The simplicity is beguiling; it’s clear that more output for the same or less input is..
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Productivity. What’s your response to this word?

11 Apr 2016

Posted In Productivity

Maybe it makes you think smugly of that day when you managed to hit all those deadlines, and you found yourself operating without distraction or deviation from your plan. Or perhaps, in contrast, it..
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Solving the Productivity Puzzle

01 Feb 2016

Posted In News, Productivity

In this new video series on the UK productivity puzzle, the UK’s most influential business leaders share their views on improving productivity. “Solving the Productivity Puzzle” is a series of five..
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UK economic growth slows to 0.3% - BBC News

28 Apr 2015

Posted In Productivity

The rate of UK economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, marking the slowest quarterly growth for two years.
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Productivity is key to continuing the recovery...

29 Sep 2014

Posted In Productivity

The UK and the world’s economic recovery has so far been driven by smart monetary policy, but future economic growth in the UK is dependant on eliminating our growing productivity gap. If we fail to..
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