TITLE

Big jump in productivity puts Britain up amongst international rivals

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Management Services;Jan2004, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of a research on industrial productivity conducted by Proudfoot Consulting in Great Britain and other countries. Proudfoot Consulting's annual productivity report measures actual performance, between countries, of people at work. They also identify the barriers preventing people from working optimally with the time available. In addition, they ask the same group about their companies' productivity performance. For the 2003 research, Proudfoot Consulting used a sample of 1,440 detailed studies from projects undertaken in seven countries: Australia, France, Germany, South Africa, Spain, Great Britain and the United States. This allows the researchers to gauge how closely aligned those running companies are with the realities of what is actually happening at the operational level. Across the countries included in this study, the average productivity level was 61%. Although this is a 2% increase on the figure for 2002 and shows a continuing positive trend since 2001, Proudfoot believes this is a likely consequence of headcount reduction, yielding higher output per head, rather than outright productivity improvement per se. The findings showed a small increase in productivity across the seven countries studied.
ACCESSION #
11834863

 

Related Articles

  • AUSTRALIAN WORKERS CATCHING UP. James, David // BRW;10/7/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 39, p64 

    Reports on the productivity growth in Australia. Level of gross domestic product output per capita; Cost of wasted labor in the country; Content of the economic report by Proudfoot Consulting.

  • Canada's Lagging Productivity. Laff, Michael // T+D;Apr2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p18 

    The article reports that the country of Canada is behind other developing countries regarding training and worker productivity despite its view by others as an example for its healthcare, respect for the environment, and moderate political climate. According to a survey by the consulting agency...

  • Sales people spend just seven percent of their time – selling.  // Management Services;Aug2002, Vol. 46 Issue 8, p7 

    The effectiveness of British firms has been called into question after an international survey of efficiency/productivity revealed that sales people spend just seven percent of their time actively selling. This is just one of the surprising results revealed in "Lost Time - the global...

  • Time-wasters cost £88bn a year in lost productivity.  // Personnel Today;10/4/2005, p3 

    This article states that employers have been urged to supervise their staff more closely and plan meetings meticulously, after it emerged that wasted time at work is costing the British economy £88bn in lost productivity. A new report by management consultancy Proudfoot Consulting PLC claims...

  • Canada falls behind in productivity.  // CMA Management;Apr2009, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p9 

    The article discusses the poor workplace operations of business companies in Canada. It highlights the report released by Proudfoot Consulting, which reveals that only 11 percent of the firms were able to experience productivity, compared to the 22 percent of international companies. Jon Wylie,...

  • Sales people spend just seven percent of their time – selling.  // Management Services;Aug2002, Vol. 46 Issue 8, p7 

    The effectiveness of British firms has been called into question after an international survey of efficiency/productivity revealed that sales people spend just seven percent of their time actively selling. This is just one of the surprising results revealed in "Lost Time - the global...

  • £70bn: the cost of poor productivity. Berry, Mike // Personnel Today;7/11/2006, p1 

    The article reports that due to employees' poor productivity, employers have been urged to radically overhaul their training processes in Great Britain. According to a research from Proudfoot Consulting PLC, in 2005, poor productivity cost employers 70bn pound. Judith Coslett, head of HR at...

  • Report: 'red tape stifles ideas'.  // Works Management;Dec2008, Vol. 61 Issue 12, p6 

    The article focuses on the Global Productivity Report by Proudfoot Consulting PLC published in 2008 in Great Britain, which claims that internal communication issues are considered to be the number one barrier to improved productivity in the manufacturing sector in Great Britain. The report...

  • Your Team May Have Too Many Prioritizers and Planners. Tate, Carson // Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;5/15/2015, p2 

    The article discusses the findings of the study "Assessment: What's Your Personal Productivity Style?" by Carson Tate, which identified the most common productivity styles of employees including planners, arrangers, and visualizers.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics