The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

The Na­tional Com­pet­i­tive­ness and Pro­duc­tiv­ity Coun­cil is pre­par­ing to host its 5th An­nual Pro­duc­tiv­ity Aware­ness Week un­der the theme: “In­no­va­tion for Greater Pro­duc­tiv­ity” dur­ing the pe­riod Oc­to­ber 15–19, 2018.

A key fac­tor in in­creas­ing the per­for­mance of a busi­ness or or­gan­i­sa­tion is in­no­va­tion. It is through in­no­va­tion that en­ter­prises, as well as or­gan­i­sa­tions, are able to im­prove out­put and ef­fi­ciency for less ef­fort and cost. There­fore a busi­ness can­not have sus­tained pro­duc­tiv­ity with­out con­stantly in­no­vat­ing.

It is in this vein that the Coun­cil has de­cided to fo­cus on In­no­va­tion and make the call for ac­tion to all cit­i­zens to embrace an in­no­va­tive mind­set. Em­brac­ing in­no­va­tion re­quires a par­a­digm shift in think­ing by pol­icy mak­ers, busi­ness prac­ti­tion­ers and the cit­i­zenry as a whole.

The ac­tiv­i­ties slated for Pro­duc­tiv­ity Aware­ness Week will fo­cus on in­no­va­tive prac­tices such as Fin­tech, re­search for pro­duc­tiv­ity, adap­ta­tion of new tech­nolo­gies and cre­ative ways of solv­ing daily prob­lems in cus­tomer ser­vice.

The Coun­cil has part­nered with many agen­cies in­clud­ing the govern­ment and the East­ern Caribbean Cen­tral Bank to show­case in­no­va­tive projects/ser­vices at the Fi­nan­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tion Cen­tre dur­ing the week Oc­to­ber 15–19. The pub­lic is in­vited to visit the dis­play.

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