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Good article but a area to look at are the councils who are employing ooo’s how productive are they?
There is no focus on productivity increases especially in councils
What about the distribution of our national research effort which is hugely concentrated in the golden triangle? If that’s where the research is, that’s where the researchers will be, and that’s where ideas will emerge. And if they are 200-300 miles way from the big cities you won’t get much transmission from research to business: hence low product and process innovation and low productivity. This is more regional than urban problem, I suggest.
Makes sense. Productivity gains mostly come down to buying bigger machinery and more automation. Barwork and hairdressers cannot be automated. Robots have to improve a lot before I let one loose on my barnet with scissors!