National survey aims to delve deeper into UK’s productivity puzzle

Posted on 29 Jan 2018 by Jonny Williamson

Recent economic data has suggested UK industry is starting to solve the ‘productivity puzzle’ and a major national survey aims to delve deeper into this topic.

productivity puzzle - 2017 was marked by many highlights, long standing challenges and opportunities for the UK economy - image courtesy of Depositphotos.
UK manufacturing growth accelerated over the past three months, according to the latest Industrial Trends Survey – image courtesy of Depositphotos.

The Manufacturing Barometer is urging small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) to have their say on how productivity good practice is integrated into everyday culture.

The report – which is conducted by SWMAS (part of the Exelin Group) in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions (EGS) – is open until February 12 and will pose questions to get management teams to consider what measures, processes and investments they use to boost performance and increase efficiency.

It is anticipated that the findings will help inform government on the type of tools manufacturers will need if they are to continue this upward trend.

The National Manufacturing Barometer reportedly takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and is open to small to medium-sized manufacturers in the UK.

Senior managers are invited to click here and answer each question.

In addition to the special focus on ‘Productivity and Culture’, the survey will also find out how SMEs are faring, with firms invited to provide updates on recent/future sales performances, plans for investment and recruitment intentions.