Just over half way through the year, and the UK’s relatively poor productivity is hitting the headlines again, as output shows no sign of improving. BBC News: The Productivity Puzzle
We think a big part of the solution to the ‘Productivity Puzzle’ is over-hauling old fashioned working practices to enable even large businesses to become faster-moving and adaptable to change. AI, market uncertainty, growing competition and evolving customer and employee expectations are changing the shape of the business landscape. Organisations must change the way they have traditionally operated in order to survive.
Back in January, Arbre Consulting had Productivity as number 2 in it’s list of ‘Hot HR Trends for 2018’ (AI was number 1), and advised businesses that reducing bureaucracy & decision making barriers, empowering employees to think creatively, encouraging a more entrepreneurial approach to business development & developing leadership that is more agile and digitally understanding would be key to change.
How do you think organisations can solve the Productivity Puzzle?
Read here to see how well our predictions for 2018 are faring! Our Predictions for HR Trends in 2018
Arbre Consulting can help you make sure the design and culture of your organisation is fit for business in 2018 and beyond. Please do contact us for an initial discussion about your organisational development needs.