Wednesday, July 26, 2006

World Cup and Productivity

As most management articles and newspaper predicted productivity drop, I'm surprised to see the productivity at our production floor wasn't affected. Or at least it was able to hide behind other external factors. Or perhaps we're having these external factors (mostly due to quality of our raw and packaging materials) because of the productivity loss at the supplier sites?

The effect might be bigger in the European countries, countries that participate in the World Cup, or other countries with higher GDP. And, with some common favorites out before reaching semi-final (#1 team supported in Malaysia, btw, is England), even fewer people stayed at night to watch the later games.