TITLE

From the Chairman Harry Downes

PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Management Services;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In every budget since Labour came to power, the Chancellor has introduced measures to boost Britain's lagging productivity. Why is it then, that after all these measures, the average American worker is still 25 percent more productive than his or her British counterpart? European employees put in fewer hours but are more productive than their British counterparts, so quite simply, the productivity gap widens when measured per hour. As mentioned in the author's report last month, Prof. Porter suggested that Britain's poor record on 'innovation' suggests weakness in lower management levels and was 'coasting on past improvements.' A remedy is needed! (I wonder if the Treasury's productivity team are paid by results) ? Institute of Management Services members have a very important role to play in this improvement. If we can't influence the 'top' level, our members should concentrate on 'middle managers,' talk to them about the profession, and tell them about our productivity tool-kit.
ACCESSION #
11577119

 

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