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313ghazi

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There is no need for artificial high gdp growth as it happened during Khota Biryani Era. Slow and steady is the best way forward. View attachment 731416 View attachment 731417 View attachment 731418 View attachment 731419 View attachment 731420 View attachment 731421 View attachment 731422
I think we're massively under productive as a country. If we increased our productivity, to average standards we'd likely double our growth. Double digit growth is not that outlandish.
 

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I think we're massively under productive as a country. If we increased our productivity, to average standards we'd likely double our growth. Double digit growth is not that outlandish.
Great idea, but how exactly do we increase our productivity, and what do we produce?
 

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Great idea, but how exactly do we increase our productivity, and what do we produce?
Lots can be done on a micro and macro level to do that. There are hundreds of examples per business.

A few simple examples of the top of my head...

- e governance to reduce paperwork to setup businesses and streamline taxation.
- automation instead of manual effort
- e-commerce platforms to access larger markets.
- use of modern farming techniques to increase yield.

- standardised sizes for dresses

-standardised sizes for doors in residential properties.

Basically we need to unleash an army of lean 6 sigma practitioners across our industries.

It's a private and public effort.
 

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Lots can be done on a micro and macro level to do that. There are hundreds of examples per business.

A few simple examples of the top of my head...

- e governance to reduce paperwork to setup businesses and streamline taxation.
- automation instead of manual effort
- e-commerce platforms to access larger markets.
- use of modern farming techniques to increase yield.

- standardised sizes for dresses

-standardised sizes for doors in residential properties.

Basically we need to unleash an army of lean 6 sigma practitioners across our industries.

It's a private and public effort.
Who coulda thunk it was so simple!

:D
 

313ghazi

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Who coulda thunk it was so simple!

:D
It really is, thats the tragedy of it all. There is a reason expats moving to Pakistan are able to set up businesses and make a success of them with relative ease. We've worked in much more efficient environments. The biggest hurdle is government incompetence/corruption.
 

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It really is, thats the tragedy of it all. There is a reason expats moving to Pakistan are able to set up businesses and make a success of them with relative ease. We've worked in much more efficient environments. The biggest hurdle is government incompetence/corruption.
So, as an example for my education, could you explain this step in a bit more details?

- automation instead of manual effort
 

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So, as an example for my education, could you explain this step in a bit more details?

- automation instead of manual effort
Why are you being deliberately obtuse?

Here is a simple example, use machinery to lay tarmac on roads instead of men with shovels.

You need 1 person to do the job of multiple and they can do it quicker.

Use an electric saw instead of a manual one.

Use a drill rather than a screw driver.

Yes it involves some initial investment in equipment but it gets jobs done faster. It means your worker can do more in the same time, it means you can deliver faster, so you can take on more work etc.
 

VCheng

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Why are you being deliberately obtuse?

Here is a simple example, use machinery to lay tarmac on roads instead of men with shovels.

You need 1 person to do the job of multiple and they can do it quicker.

Use an electric saw instead of a manual one.

Use a drill rather than a screw driver.

Yes it involves some initial investment in equipment but it gets jobs done faster. It means your worker can do more in the same time, it means you can deliver faster, so you can take on more work etc.
So who is financing all this automated equipment to increase productivity?
 

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Great idea, but how exactly do we increase our productivity, and what do we produce?
Let’s take agriculture as an example. Our cotton per acre yield (productivity) is around one half of India and one quarter of China. Similar for all major/minor crops.

Like @313ghazi said. If we reach average productivity in these produce over next few years, we will see double digit growth.

Same story in labor productivity:


All these if brought to world average can result in double digit growth.
 

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Lots can be done on a micro and macro level to do that. There are hundreds of examples per business.

A few simple examples of the top of my head...

- e governance to reduce paperwork to setup businesses and streamline taxation.
- automation instead of manual effort
- e-commerce platforms to access larger markets.
- use of modern farming techniques to increase yield.

- standardised sizes for dresses

-standardised sizes for doors in residential properties.

Basically we need to unleash an army of lean 6 sigma practitioners across our industries.

It's a private and public effort.
Standardized doors and knobs! 6 sigma to be applied on public!
Are you a young engineering professional who just started his/her career?
 

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