Wednesday, 30 May 2007

I was strong, but now ....

The current position of the dollar in relation to the Euro seems to be as a result of a lack of growth in US productivity. As a result the US government is having difficulties financing its trade gap.

The dollar has continued to fall and is now at a record low against the euro, and has also weakened against many other currencies. As the U.S. economic slows, those in Asia and Europe continue to race ahead.

This is underpinned by a slowing of U.S. productivity growth for three years straight' this may even signal a permanent downshift.

Monday, 28 May 2007

Not just plain old vanilla productivity

As these posts progress, hopefully you will notice that I have a particular 'take' on productivity - largely arising out of my work with the World Confederation of Productivity Science. (

I firmly believe that all situations where productivity improvement is being addresses should be viewed through the separate - but interlinked - 'lenses' of economic productivity, social productivity and environmental productivity. This helps give a fuller and richer picture. In some cases, one of these lenses might be the most important - but there are few situations that do not benefit from using all three.

Further posts will develop this theme!

Sunday, 27 May 2007

New blog on the block

Productivity is a big issue - for individuals, organisations, nations! This blog is an attempt (albeit a humble one) to add to the sum of knowledge and comment on productivity issues.

I don't promise to post every day - or even every week. (Better to speak when you've something to say). I do, however, promise to try to keep it both interesting and entertaining.

No doubt, sometime in the future, you - the readers - will tell me how successful I've been.