Productivity is falling in the UK and there is much discussion about the reasons for this and the impact on our economy. This has led to an increased focus on improving productivity across the workforce.

What is productivity?

Currently, there are no straightforward measures of productivity in adult social care. But higher productivity is seen to be better than lower productivity.

Factors that impact on productivity include:

  • culture of an organisation
  • leadership in an organisation
  • employee wellbeing
  • learning and development
  • digital technology

We’ve produced a paper that looks at the discussion in adult social care, drawing on the published literature to identify the main influences on productivity.

You can read the rapid evidence assessment paper or a presentation of the key points.

Our aim is to begin a conversation in adult social about workforce productivity.


Talk to us about productivity

We want to hear from employers and managers in adult social about workforce productivity, what it is and what could be done to improve it. This will help us develop useful resources to support this area in the future. We’d like you to answer the following questions:

  • What does workforce productivity mean to you?
  • Have you got examples from your own work that demonstrate workforce productivity in action?
  • Are there any gaps in the evidence presented in this paper from your perspective?
  • If we were to develop workforce resources around this for employers what would you like to see?
  • Any other comments?

You can either email your feedback or answer these questions within a short survey.