Productivity – it’s time to pick the low lying fruit


In a highly competitive labour market, money always talks. This makes productivity a
key factor because, ultimately, it dictates the remuneration that can be sustained.

As this chart illustrates (click here), SMEs can achieve significant productivity by
making marginal improvements at each of the four levels of the business hierarchy.

Learning from the world of sport

In the last two decades, sport has demonstrated the impact of marginal improvement.

Small improvements in diet, process, equipment and mindset have transformed performance.  Access to data, often never previously measured, played a vital part.

The shift in Team GB’s approach was motivated by the need to confront and excel in         an increasingly competitive world.  Lottery funding helped, for sure, but it was the     change in mindset that drove success.

Applying the lessons to business

The exact same principles apply to UK business today.  After two decades of cheap    capital and huge advances in technology, GB’s business leaders face a tsunami of competition. Where, in sport, the vital benchmarks are speed and accuracy for        business they are productivity and profitability.  In both worlds, process and mindset         are key.

See this quick illustration: 
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