SMEs need to get a better grip on productivity, Close Brothers Group suggests after analysing the thoughts of 1,400 UK, French and German decision makers.
How would you respond if an employee asked to take time off on a busy week? Would you say, “Could you move it to another day?” Or would you take a deep breath and tell them, “Don’t worry about work. We’ll cover for you.” The latter will make staff feel loved.
Our January 2018 economic statistics piece places much emphasis on the UK’s growth rate compared to that of other G7 countries – and takes a look at why the Bank of England’s interest rate hike may not have been a “one and done” affair.
In years gone by, what might need protecting may have been based more on tangible items like new pieces of machinery. Now, intangible items like digital innovation are a major source of wealth for businesses which also need protecting.