UK, March 7, 2017. – 3D printers are a technological breakthrough with a path of analysis to discover their effectiveness in different economic sectors. For example, in the construction industry. The Guardian newspaper has wondered if using a 3D printer in the construction of a bridge is safe, if allowed by the regulators. Reasonable doubts that we invite to answer with the reading of this information (Excerpt from The Guardian article):
UK, February 24, 2017.- The BBC recently published an analysis of talent management in companies: “Why it’s important to be yourself at work”. His conclusion is that the most efficient work teams, in any company, are those who do not look at the nationality or cultural traits of managers and employees. Specifically, BBC says:
UK, February 24, 2017.- Britain’s economy likely expanded by 0.7 percent in the three months to January, quickening slightly from the fourth quarter, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said on Friday. Its estimate follows the publication of industrial output and trade data for December, which underlined the economy’s strong end to 2016. NIESR cited consumer spending and a pick-up in industrial production as the main drivers behind the economy.”Despite our estimates indicating a strong start of 2017, we expect economic growth to soften to 1.7 per cent this year as rising consumer price inflation weighs on consumer spending,” said Oriol Carreras, a research fellow at NIESR. NIESR’s prediction lies in the upper range of forecasts among economists polled by Reuters, but it is still less optimistic than the Bank of England’s expectation that the economy will grow 2 percent this year. A Reuters poll published last month showed that, on average, economists expect the rate of GDP growth to almost halve this year to 1.2 percent.
Synthesis from McKinsey & Company Discussion Paper
UK, January 18, 2017.-The Productivity Leadership Group’s research identifies six areas in which companies can make productivity-enhancing improvements: digitisation, commercial excellence, talent management, planning for the future, leadership, and operational efficiency. Policy makers can play a part in encouraging better management by having a strong competition and consumer-protection regime, encouraging companies to export, reducing restrictions on imports, promoting the adoption of digital and other new technologies, and supporting training programmes for workers.
Synthesis from McKinsey & Company discussion paper
UK, January 13, 2017.- The United Kingdom’s post-Brexit future is uncertain. But one thing is clear: boosting economic growth will depend heavily on addressing long-standing productivity challenges. The UK government has committed itself to implementing the outcome of the June 23, 2016 referendum, when voters opted to leave the European Union. The big question is: what next? Most forecasts of how Brexit will affect the economy are pessimistic. Yet the economy has long faced challenges, such as weak growth, uneven wealth creation, and low productivity.