With Brexit around the corner and economically uncertain times ahead, business productivity (measured as output over time) has never been more crucial. Yet, in the UK, many companies are struggling to achieve anywhere close to their optimal output. While figures show that labour productivity grew by 0.7% in 2017, the stark reality is that the UK is trailing significantly behind other G7 countries, including Germany and France. With a 27% higher productivity rate, Germany produces more in four working days than we do in five. But before we all think about throwing in the towel – or hot-footing it to Berlin – there are solutions to be found. And they’re not all about process.