Most of the Asian developed countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, etc. started their competitiveness journey by initiating productivity movement in their countries for widespread understanding and cost effective improvements. They used different techniques beginning with the awareness drive and leading to implementing shop floor level education, QCC schemes, benchmarking, awards, etc. based on universally accepted standards encouraging organizations to strengthen their management systems and capabilities to enhance their competitiveness and productivity, helping them to become world-class industry.
In order to reinvigorate the concept of Productivity in Pakistan, it was decided to launch a Productivity Movement as successfully done in other countries like Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan. For instance, The Productivity Movement in Singapore went through three stages: awareness (1981-85), action (1986-88), and ownership (1989-90s).
NPO has therefore launched a PSDP funded project as 1st Productivity Movement of Pakistan under the project titled “Improving Competitiveness through Sustainable National Productivity (SNP)”. Keeping in view the International Benchmarks and Practices project is designed the be executed in 4 Stages. The current PSDP project is the awareness stage launched in July 2021.
SNP Project – Awareness Stage:
The objective of the awareness stage is to create widespread awareness of productivity and its benefits among companies and the workforce. The main focus will be to demonstrate the competitive edge by gaining higher productivity. It may be achieved by fostering positive attitudes by promoting productivity through teamwork and recognition for companies and individuals.
This project provides essential support for;
- Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals specifically goal No 8.2 and 9.5.
- Spread the Productivity message across the industrial/manufacturing, services and agriculture sectors.
- Improving competitiveness through achieving productivity.
- Enabling self-sustaining enterprises thereby increasing output, boosting their share in the international market and raising the overall level of prosperity and wellbeing of the nation.