The Business in Parliament Conference is co-ordinated by the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government and overseen by SCDI, CBI, WES, Chambers of Commerce, IOD, Scottish Financial Enterprise and Young Enterprise Scotland.
The team at SCDI developed the Productivity and Wellbeing workshop as part of this year’s conference and further information on the discussions can be found below:
How can many more Scottish businesses improve their performance and the quality of work? Scotland’s productivity remains around 20% below target, partly due to a long tail of lower productivity firms; meanwhile employment levels are high, but many people are concerned that the economy is not offering enough jobs that offer the security, pay and fairness in workplaces which will support healthy working lives. Actions to increase productivity can potentially be detrimental to wellbeing and vice versa – but successful businesses will be those which excel in both. This workshop will focus on what businesses can do to achieve improvements in workforce productivity and wellbeing, the important contribution which Scotland’s Fair Work agenda can make and where more support is needed to help more businesses on this journey.
All notes from the workshop can be found at: BiPC 2019 – Workshop Report – Productivity and Wellbeing – 19Nov19
Details of the full conference programme, including the First Minister’s address can be found on the website: http://www.businessintheparliament.scot/