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!