Saturday, 26 November 2016

productivity post-Bexit

How will Brexit affect UK productivity?

Well, it looks as though tax revenues will be lower.  But employment looks to be holding steady.

The uncertainty will lead to slower investment by some firms.

But the real answer is ... no-one knows.  The UK has been struggling to reach pre-financial crisis levels of productivity.  Post- Brexit, there may be a fresh confidence that moves things forward.   Bu† there mat not be.

So, don't ask me.

It all depends on you - and what you, and others like you, do in your businesses.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Bad tech?

Just last week there was a near collision between a passenger jet and a drone. Drones have, in fact, had quite a bad press.  Yet their potential is immense. There are all sorts of ways in which drones can b used †o improve productivity.

Just think of farmers keeping an eye on stock or on weather conditions, on soil condition on water sources, on predators.

And that is just agricultural productivity.  There are similar opportunities in other sectors.

So, don't blame the technology when you see 'bad drone' stories.  Drones need regulating and controlling but they will prove to be helpful in many areas.

What you need to do is to think about how such new technologies might help your business.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Who Cares?

I'm in hospital recovering from a heart bypass operation.  Ive been in for 3 weeks observing (when conscious) and noting inefficiencies and improvement opportunities.

Of course, I don't really care - I'm much more interested in quality of care than cost of care.

Its just that professionally, even under these circumstances, I find it hard  to switch off completely.

Now, when its your own business, you can't afford to switch off  ... but you can use periods of illness as reflection and review periods.  As long, as course, as you rest nought to recover.