Achieving productivity gains

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LEAN business specialists Fedden USP has commissioned a report entitled Productive Nation? which looks at how leading organisations define productivity – a key area of focus for many businesses in 2017.

Chewton Glen, the five-star hotel in Hampshire, contributed to the report.

Andrew Stembridge, MD of Fedden USP in Gosport, said the key to increasing productivity was to convince managers they could achieve productivity gains even though they had limited time. He said: ‘A good starting point which will enable managers to understand the need to focus on productivity is to involve them at the start in the budgeting process. Achieving productivity is not just scientific but cultural.’

He said flexible working hours and empowering staff to make decisions are two ways to boost productivity. For more go to