About

Productivity is a measure of the efficiency of an economy and how resources are used to produce economic output. Productivity matters because as firms increase their productivity and can produce more, they add greater value to the economy. This in turn affects pay or increased profits, without increasing prices.

The Club is here to support your business.

The Club will be a forum for networking, peer to peer learning and will provide signposting for business resources for members who will support one another to focus on continuous improvement and organisational capacity.

Focusing on key themes which help increase productivity, the Club will provide information which can be implemented directly into businesses.

The Club will aim to identify small changes that can lead to impacts on growth and productivity for individual businesses and the economy as a whole.

Background

Across the UK, productivity performance has been flatlining since 2008. Strong growth is intrinsically linked to economic growth, increased wages and living standards. Scotland’s productivity rank among OECD members is in the third quartile.

In recognition of the importance of progressive business models, workplace innovation and Fair Work as central to Scotland’s approach to creating value and business innovation, the Scottish Government committed to pilot two productivity clubs in the Economic Development Action Plan. The objective of the Club is to support businesses who want to improve their own performance and share their advice and experiences to help others do the same.

The Productivity Club is delivered in partnership with SCDI and Scottish Government.

Partners

Our support organisations are committed to delivering economic growth in Scotland and support the delivery of Productivity Club Scotland by providing connectivity with businesses, resources and venues.

Stakeholders

Productivity Club Scotland is delivered as a partnership between Scottish Government and SCDI.

Scottish Government

Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.

www.gov.scot

Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI)

Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI)
SCDI is an independent membership network - representing a cross-section of the private, public and social economy sectors – which seeks to engage civic Scotland and influence Government and key stakeholders to ensure sustainable inclusive economic growth and flourishing communities, everywhere in Scotland. It is a non-political, not-for-profit organisation, involving senior representatives and leaders across Scotland's economy.

www.scdi.org.uk