December 4, 2023

New Zealand’s 68% productivity lag won’t improve by disestablishing the Productivity Commission

The at times blasé response, whenever New Zealand’s new productivity numbers are released, should be a concern for all of us. It’s as if we are in the fourth stage of denial: It’s bad and there is nothing we can […]
November 29, 2023

The three Components of Leader Standard Work Explained

Leader Standard Work is implementing a structured approach that ensures the basic daily, weekly, and monthly tasks are completed regularly and to the right standard. In most instances, Leader Standard Work use checklists that leaders work through to confirm that […]
November 20, 2023

Productivity People is a preferred provider for Callaghan Innovation’s Lean program

Are you ready to improve customer outcomes, improve your business efficiency, and boost staff morale at the same time? Callaghan Innovation’s subsidised Lean Coaching program is one way to achieve better productivity through engaged staff. Productivity People is one of […]
October 26, 2023

The Productivity Programme – Business Maturity Assessment Tool & Online Portal

The Productivity Programme is a business improvement tool. The purpose of the programme is to enhance productivity, efficiency, and profitability at your workplace. It is the New Zealand adaption of international best practices found in the Toyota Production System, Lean, […]
October 26, 2023

Get to know our consultants – Liddy Bakker

Liddy Bakker Liddy’s role at Productivity People is Knowledge Management. Her role is to extract knowledge from our expert consultants and make it understandable for our customers. That’s why, when we decided to document our method and create the Productivity […]
September 19, 2023

Kotahi te aho ka whati, ki te kāpuia e kore e whati

“Stronger together” Productivity People is Aotearoa’s largest New Zealand-owned firm improving Hiranga Whakamahi (Operational Excellence) at clients. Our consultants from left to right: David Hall, Arron Stewart, Geerten Lengkeek, Angela Spackman, Liddy Bakker, Nick Brownsword, and Dave Fellowes. As one […]
September 19, 2023

DMAIC – The 5 steps of Structured Problem Solving explained

Structured Problem Solving is a systematic approach to document, analyse, and solve those problems that have the highest impact on the organisation. This approach to investigating past events with the aim to prevent their re-occurrence is one of the most […]