Tag: productivity

How To Drive Dramatic Productivity Improvements | Blog

Most companies choose to lower cost in their service areas by using labor arbitrage and outsourcing and, in doing so, save an average of 20%. An alternative approach is to increase productivity; recently, some firms achieved 100-200% improvement  in areas such as applications development and maintenance and other service areas. Clearly the potential offered by productivity improvements dwarfs the labor arbitrage route. So, why haven’t more companies focused on the productivity method and emphasized it over the outsourcing or labor arbitrage route?

Read more in my blog on Forbes

Develop Metrics That Drive Increased Productivity | Blog

There is a huge problem with trying to increase productivity in functions, processes and in business teams. Measurements of productivity look at the efficiency of a task. The assumption: if companies focus on making activities more efficient, they will increase productivity. History has not been kind to that belief. So, what enables the ability for teams to break out of their current way of doing business and reassemble the constituent pieces for more effective, more productive results?

IT majors see an increase in utilisation rate | In the News

As the tech titans grapple with digital and changing consumer behaviour, their emphasis on improving productivity of their workforce seems to be paying off with utilisation levels improving by up to 600 basis points (100bps = 1 percentage point).

Assessing utilisation levels is a significant part of the financial review process as these numbers indicate the workforce efficiency of the company. With multiple winds of change impacting the IT sector – from tightening client spends to digitalisation and automation – finding the right person with the right skill, or reskilling the existing workforce, has become paramount.

Everest Group CEO Peter Bendor Samuel said, “As the industry moves from the labour arbitrage factory model to the technology-based digital model, the revenue per person rises and fewer people are needed.”

Read more in The Economic Times

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