Productivity and growth are two essential facets of business performance and economic growth that are often mentioned in the same breath. This isn’t surprising given the linkages between the two. Also both are essential to the health of both individual businesses and the economy as a whole.
However, many businesses don't have access to information and data to measure their performance, or to compare with other organisations to see how they stack up competitively. This is where Benchmark Index comes in. Growth and productivity are brought to life through clear, easy to understand measures of performance in these areas.
In this way, management is able to shine a light on key performance of the business. This leads to insight into the effectiveness of different operational activities, helping to prioritise those practices and capabilities that can be developed to yield better end results. These include key areas such as customer performance, people management, operational efficiency, quality and innovation.
"Benchmark Index continues to drive international competitiveness and is the cornerstone of enterprise development and productivity improvement"
Prof. Holger Kohl, Director Division Corporate Management, IPK Fraunhofer
"Enterprise Ireland has been using Benchmark Index tools to support economic development for over 20 years. It's helped to drive a variety of agendas, including increased productivity, lean take up, Brexit preparedness and business growth. The international best practice comparison aspect has been particularly invaluable."
Jan Gallagher, Lean-Operational Excellence Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
"I've used the Australian version of Benchmark Index with over 200 SMEs from numerous sectors as part of the national Entrepreneurs Programme. I'd strongly recommend this powerful tool. It's s fantastic at getting under the skin of business performance and practices, essential for developing effective plans for future business success"
Mal Clark, Business Adviser, AusIndustry
"Benchmark Index continues to play an important role in diagnosing and identifying the priority areas for business improvement"
Lee Baines, National Manager - Director and Programme Support, Entrpreneurs Programme
"Benchmark Index has helped us to understand the competitiveness of our businesses and asses the impact of economic conditions and business support initiatives"
Paulius Lukauskas, Enterprise Lithuania, Managing Director
"Benchmark Index is being employed in the retail sector to drive increased productivity through improved people skills"
John Browning, Head of Projects and Services, The National Skills Academy - Retail