Productivity, Productivity and Productivity?

It is clear that potential growth in worldwide productivity is a major issue. There has been a marked slowing of growth in productivity over the last few years and the creation of more specialised organizations have not helped, as it is a discipline that in its best form knows no organizational limits.

There have been many reasons identified as causes for this problem, including advances in technology and changes in organizations. But the problem is one of semantics.

How many organizations have a productivity manager? We believe that it is in the whole organization that advances could and should be made. Productivity is everywhere in an organization. In production, marketing, accounting, etc., anywhere you care to look it should be of high priority.


Management & Staff Development

It is becoming imperative that companies implement programmes of management and staff development. Companies who invest in the Corporate University as a primary instrument for companywide quality development see a high return in their investment in terms of increased productivity, cost saving and improved staff retention.

Smaller companies often lack the drive to implement extensive productivity-linked management training processes and are significantly less likely to provide effective training. However the Corporate University is a proven mechanism for raising productivity skill levels across all organizations. And in smaller companies, joint enterprise ventures are often the key to their success in raising productivity levels.

It is important that any productivity impact from these developments is felt across the entire organization. The highest qualified managers cannot improve productivity alone, they need to be the ‘agents of productivity’ to ensure that the productivity advantage is spread right through all disciplines and at all levels. This will improve motivation and, in turn, stimulate that all-important growth in productivity.

Richard Dealtry
Chairman, G-ACUA

By |2018-06-21T21:00:26+00:00November 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

About the Author:

Richard trained as a professional chartered status engineer CEng, with follow-on qualifications at MSc and MBA at Cranfield University, School of Management. Subsequently he participated in the development of qualification-based programmes for the Ministry of Defence. In the following period he specialised in private sector mergers & acquisitions at group corporate level with GKN and in the redevelopment management of four product divisions in the Tube Investments Group. Following the successful completion of phased development of an international leisure marine manufacturing and distribution company. Through a growing interest in government financial support for business growth and regeneration he was appointed Under Secretary Industry Adviser for Scotland. Later he became Regional Director for the seven Middle East Gulf States in the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting, an organization specialising in down-stream oil and gas business development projects. On his return to the UK he continued his interest in strategic organizational development for business as an independent top management consultant, developing further world-class experience in the design and delivery of innovative in-company learning organization management processes in both the private and public sectors. Richard's work is widely published and it is true to say that he has pioneered a number of major demand-led management and business value-enhancing process innovations including the international Corporate University Blueprint. Richard is a leading authority on the nature of the management dynamics that contribute to a successful outcome and is retained as visiting Professor by three university business schools to give advice on the design and delivery of high business value executive management programmes. Find out more about Richard Dealtry here: