Manufacturers – We invite you to join ‘The Great Productivity Debate’

duidBritish workers are less productive than their counterparts in Italy, Germany, France and the US according to ONS figures. The gap in output per worker between us and the rest of the G7 has hit its biggest margin since 1993. Have manufacturers deliberately reduced productivity to maintain jobs and skills? Or is this reflective of the lack of investment in people and equipment in the UK?

Works Management, in partnership with Kronos, is inviting frontline manufacturers to debate why UK manufacturing is lagging behind the rest of the G7 and how we can bridge the divide. The topics will include:

  • What effect is the economy having on productivity?
  • UK employment law – does it help or hinder our ability to compete on the international stage?
  • The productivity paybacks of investing in workforce training and development
  • Motivation and reward: how the right carrot can create an all conquering, target-smashing employee
  • The numbers game: how smarter use of data captured on workforce behaviour could deliver a more streamlined, profitable business
  • What productivity boosting tools and techniques can we pinch with pride from US and German manufacturers?

The debate will feature exclusive insight from WM’s People and Productivity research 2013 and an IDC Manufacturing Insights report on ‘Engaging the Modern Manufacturing Workforce’.

Findings will be reported in the September issue of Works Management magazine.

The Great Productivity Debate is being held on 25 June at a Bentley’s, Piccadilly, London.

Sign up now by contacting Julie Knox on 01322 221144 or email: 

You can find out more information about the speakers, who should attend and the agenda here.

I hope you can join us and look forward to a lively debate!


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