Episode 2 of Productivity Puzzles podcast now available

In Episode 2, Professor Bart van Ark is joined by McKinsey’s Jan Mischke and Tera Allas to discuss productivity in the post-Covid era.

Could COVID 19 be the game changer for the economy and create a true productivity miracle in the coming years? In this episode, Bart talks to Jan Mischke, a lead author of a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute: “Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?” and Tera Allas, Director of Research and Economics and McKinsey & Company, who provides UK context.

They discuss why businesses should focus on operational efficiency to improve productivity, how the boldest firms have emerged the strongest from the crisis and how rapid digitisation is transforming the retail and healthcare sectors.

The McKinsey Global Institute Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis? is available on their website.


About our guests:

Jan Mischke is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute and a lead author of the report Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis? Based in Zurich, he leads MGI’s research on Europe as well as on investment, infrastructure and housing from a global standpoint.

Tera Allas CBE is Director of Research and Economics and McKinsey & Company, based in London. She leads economic and business research on growth, productivity, innovation, technology adoption, and outcome measurement.

Productivity Puzzles is sponsored by Capita and brought to you by The Productivity Institute.