Saturday, 8 April 2017

Key points

I have just returned from the World Productivity Congress in Bahrain -an interesting and useful even†. The programme was too rich and varied to be easily summarised but key points were:

  1. productivity is fostered and supported in healthy communities of informed, engaged citizens and workers
  2. innovation, if it is to be comprehensive and effective, needs a supporting innovation ecosystem.
  3. a key determinant of organisational productivity is ensuring that employees have the appropriate skillset.
  4. solutions have to be informed by local history and culture -beware of consultants selling pre-packaged and pre-determined solutions.

These statements sound 'bald' - but to hear the thinking - and the evidence  - behind them made the Congress worthwhile.

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