Should Canada be our role model?

Canada’s labour productivity rose 1.4% in Q1 2017.

This is not a spectacular result but a solid performance.

Sometimes, slow and steady progress is preferable to high gain, fall-back performance.  (Think ‘tortoise and hare’.)

This is exactly why continuous improvement programmes, resulting in a number of evolutionary performance gains, often beat the occasional revolutionary improvement brought about by say, a technology change.

Ideally, of course, we want both – but waiting for the revolution is a bad strategy.  We need to keep the pressure on organisations to make the many, small improvements.

Take Canada as your role model!

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