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Productivity in Cornwall has been a contentious subject for some time now and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce seeks to inspire change amongst the business community. Why is the UK's productivity the lowest in the EU? And what can Cornwall learn from agile technologies and working methods in order to improve its productivity?
Join Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and a carefully curated speaker selection to help resolve the productivity issues in Cornwall and be inspired to make change happen in your business.
Jim Plunkett-Cole - 70/70 Cornwall's productivity challenge
Will outline the nature of Cornwall’s productivity challenge in more detail. It will also set out the ‘key drivers’ which explain Cornwall’s productivity performance, and which also provide the clues as to how to improve Cornwall’s productivity performance. However, and perhaps most importantly, it will set out a proposed way forward to tackle the local productivity challenge. An approach which will support the LEP in the development and implementation of the Local Industrial Strategy for Cornwall…and an approach which will not only involve all of Cornwall’s strategic economic partners and business community, but also strategic economic partners and businesses which lie beyond Cornwall’s physical boundaries.
Belinda Waldock - Agile performance and well-being
Author of 'Being Agile in Business' Learn and adopt an agile way of working to enhance your wellbeing, productivity and growth. Belinda will share her experiences of adapting agile for it's wider application in business and in life.
Karina Tjugen-Luper - Inward Investment Agency of Greater Frankfurt Area
UK vs German productivity – is it a lifestyle issue? Why are British employees so much less productive than Germans when they work an average of 38 days a year more?
You've probably heard the quotes about productivity in Britain. When it comes to making efficient use of our working time, statistics indicate the UK workforce puts in more time and effort to produce the same results as our neighbours in Europe.
But why is British productivity so low, and how do our neighbours manage to beat the UK so resoundingly in this regard? We will explore what UK companies could achieve by changing their approach to how we work, and the attitudes of both employers and employees.
Tim Bagshaw - Smart Working Revolution – Increasing productivity through innovative working practice – how innovative approaches to the employer, employee relationship and use of AI led technology can place Cornwall and its smart working towns and villages at the forefront of flexible, smart working practices that respond to recruitment challenges, enhance productivity and create employment opportunity for all parts of the community.
The way the day will work is to have 4 sessions running at the same time, which will then be rotated, so we will issue delegates with a number and then you will attend the sessions allocated.
Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Following on from our Productivity Conference we will then have Gary Jennings hosting a Brexit Event. This will run from 12:30-13:30.