New Personnel, Digitalization and Robotization: How the National Project “Labor Productivity” Affects Moscow's Economic Development

The National Labor Productivity Project is a key tool for economic growth. It helps to improve the efficiency of business processes and creates prerequisites for digitalization, automation and robotization of enterprises. Maria Bagreeva, Deputy Mayor of Moscow, Head of the Moscow Department of Economic Policy and Development, told about it at the plenary session of the day of national priorities “Efficient and Competitive Economy” of the International Exhibition-Forum “Russia”.

“Today over 300 Moscow companies participate in the national project, of which about 200 belong to the manufacturing industry - this is almost a quarter of large and medium-sized industrial enterprises of the city. Thanks to the tools of the national project, manufacturing companies have increased labor productivity by an average of 40 percent. But in order to achieve even greater results, lean production technologies alone are not enough, and companies realize this. The resources that they free up by optimizing work processes and increasing production are channeled into digitalization, automation and robotization, thus continuing to improve the efficiency of the enterprise. And here, the next step is training, retraining and professional development,” said Maria Bagreeva

Today, Moscow forms one fifth of the country's economy. The capital is characterized by rapid growth of high-tech industries, a high share of skilled and highly qualified personnel, and low unemployment. Almost all key sectors have large reserves for increasing labor productivity.

“Labor productivity in Moscow is twice as high as the Russian average. And if the other regions come at least halfway to the level of labor productivity by 2030, which the capital has achieved today, we will solve the problem of labor productivity in the whole country. Therefore, the main task now is to replicate Moscow's experience to the maximum extent possible in the form in which other regions will be able to adopt it", - said Acting First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Andrei Belousov

In the coming years, Moscow plans to increase the share of industrial companies participating in the national project. Thus, by 2030 it is planned to cover about 80 percent of large and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, companies from other industries will be involved in the national project “Labor Productivity”. These include construction, transportation, tourism, research and development, housing and utilities, health care.

An important direction will be the introduction of the capital's practices in the regions. Already today, a number of companies supported under the national project share their experience at the enterprises of their own branch network in other regions.

The national project “Labor Productivity” is based on lean production technologies. They allow businesses without additional investments to qualitatively restructure their processes, improve the efficiency of manual labor, increase output and free up funds for further development. You can learn more about this and other national projects being implemented in Moscow here.