The UK’s poor productivity figures are a real challenge for companies, with business leaders worrying that the festive season will bring a further slump to output.
The UK is lagging behind In comparison to other major global players, with Japan the only G7 country performing worse than the UK last year in terms of output per hour worked. However, by embracing technology, companies can make it easier for staff to collaborate this Christmas, thus boosting productivity, according to workplace technology expert Condeco Software.
Paul Statham, CEO and Founder of Condeco Software, comments: “With Christmas fever in full swing, many members of staff will now be out of office, or frantically rushing around preparing for the festive break.
“But despite the hectic nature of the season, businesses should not expect productivity to slump. With innovative technology, companies can now easily set up global conference calls, or book meeting rooms no matter where they are in the world. Putting it bluntly, it’s no longer an excuse to say you cannot connect with your colleagues. Through technology it’s easier to collaborate than ever before and a connected office means a productive one.
“We are living in a global economy and businesses of all sizes have connections with other enterprises across the world. So businesses need to be able to connect together and be flexible in their service hours. Britain is falling behind many world leaders in terms of productivity, but embracing workplace technology is one innovative way of boosting this.”