Page 1: Hello and welcome to the Lancashire Productivity Survey 2017!

"Productivity isn't everything, but, in the long run, it is almost everything. A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker", wrote Nobel prize-winner Paul Krugman.

Your organisation's productivity matters a lot, especially in the uncertain times post-Brexit. Do you want to know how your organisation can be more productive and who can help you? Would you like to have a unique opportunity to find out about best-practice initiatives, new ideas on what works at work and how to beat the competition?  Would you like to receive a (free) copy of this exciting productivity research and be invited to attend a (free) seminar on productivity in your area?

A team of senior academics at the University of Central Lancashire have been commissioned by the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Lancashire County Council to investigate productivity in Lancashire and research ways to improve it. 

By taking part in this survey, and finding by 10 September 2017 no longer than 15 minutes to fill it in, you can shape the future of your organisation and our region.

Please fill in this exciting three-page survey, with the first page asking basic questions about your organisation, your staff and main objectives - trying to get your pulse!

It would be very helpful if all questions were answered. When unsure of a specific amount, please fill in rough estimates or averages.

If you are not able to complete the whole questionnaire in one sitting, you can save what you have done and return at a later stage.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Val Moon on VMoon1@uclan.ac.uk  and don't hesitate to ring our team on 07713 740 648.

Thank you, in advance, for your time!

In which sector is your organisation?
Is your organisation:
... and is your organisation:

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

About your exports and imports:  (please estimate where necessary)
YesNo
Do you have more than 25% of customers outside UK?
Have you been exporting for more than 5 years?
Have you been importing for more than 5 years?

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

A little bit about your organisation in the past three years - if unsure, please give rough estimates or averages:
3 years ago 2 years ago last year
Staff number, full-time eqiuvalent (FTE)
Gross profit (please use a minus sign for a loss)
Total turnover (if in the public sector, please report budget)

Now, about your staff, roughly what share:

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

NoneLess than a quarterBetween a quarter and a halfAbout halfBetween half and three quartersMore than three quartersAll
are female
use computers as part of their daily work
received in-house training in the past 12 months
received outsourced training in the past 12 months?

Also about your staff, roughly what share:

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

NoneLess than a quarterBetween a quarter and a halfAbout halfBetween half and three quartersMore than three quartersAll
are from the EU (not UK)
are from outside the EU
are British
live locally?

And about your staff contracts, roughly what share:

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

NoneLess than a quarterBetween a quarter and a halfAbout halfBetween half and three quartersMore than three quartersAll
work on a rather 'traditional' (Monday to Friday 9-to-5) contract
work part-time
work zero-hours contracts
work in the gig economy (such as short-term, freelance, non-permanent)
Is the largest share of your workforce:
If you hire EU workers, are they mostly:
What are the main objectives for your organisation? (please tick all that apply)
What are the main workforce objectives for your organisation? (please tick all that apply)