Siemens UK boss to host productivity masterclass for SMEs

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 12:27PM

The boss of Siemens UK will host a masterclass designed to help SMEs in the manufacturing and engineering sectors boost their productivity.

Juergen Maier will talk leadership and productivity to business leaders across the North West at the latest ‘Productivity through People’ masterclass at Lancaster University’s Management School (LUMS) on Wednesday, September 20.

The ‘Productivity through People’ programmes sees academics from the globally-renowned institution join forces with experts from industrial partners Siemens, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce to provide small and medium sized businesses with latest insight, techniques and research and boost productivity levels, which have dropped since the economic crash of 2008.

The programme aims to translate practical guidance in to real results, helping to create high performing businesses that boast fully engaged workforces. LUMS say that the programme has delivered positive results for participating companies since the launch in January this year and that the model is being replicated throughout the UK.

Juergen Maier – who is a member of the productivity leadership group which comprises of figureheads from some of the best performing, internationally recognised businesses – said: “It is the essence of a good leader to inspire and energise.

“Unlocking your leadership qualities drives not just your own behaviour but makes others around you more productive and impacts the bottom line.

Professor Andrew Atherton, deputy vice-chancellor of Lancaster University, added: “In a true collaboration with industry, this programme provides entrepreneurial and ambitious SMEs with access to the latest thinking, frameworks, and practical help, to enable them to be more efficient, and bring about meaningful change in their businesses."

"Businesses participating in the programme say that they quickly translated the learning into tangible results. The programme will not only enhance their own success, but also positively impact on our regional and national economies

LUMS, an accredited school, is consistently among the UK’s top ten and is one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.

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