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What can the UK learn from Silicon Valley about innovation and productivity?

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Last week saw worrying figures about the UK’s productivity levels published, including the Financial Time’s front-page piece titled “Fresh economy alert raises fears for long-term growth prospects.” As the CEO of a British company working closely with an array of other UK-based organisations, I read this with great interest. The figures don’t lie, whilst our customers are certainly embracing innovation, it …

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Improving Productivity Through Employee Engagement

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A study by Gallup last year (The State of the Global Workplace) revealed that employee engagement across the world is disappointingly weak. Their research found that only 13% of the global workforce is truly engaged. This means that “about 1 in 8 workers – roughly 180 million employees in the countries studied – are psychologically committed to their jobs and …