Productivity

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Clusterstock  5 hrs ago  Comment 
The UK does not spend much on research and development and it could be the key to solving the country's low productivity problem. The puzzle is simply put: why do UK workers take five days to make what the French do in four? It has become a...
Reuters  Dec 8  Comment 
* Says will also inherit ongoing product development projects that aim to improve productivity and other customer outcomes
WA Business News  Dec 7  Comment 
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin will today encourage local defence contractors to apply for a state government industry assistance program to fund productivity enhancements, speaking at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA defence conference.
Cloud Computing  Dec 7  Comment 
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, provideed economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open...
DailyFinance  Dec 6  Comment 
Filed under: Finance, Work Life Winter is here and with it comes cooler weather, shorter days and holiday fun that often leave us exhausted. It's hard to get everything done during those short winter days. After all, our workload doesn't...
Bulk Transporter  Dec 6  Comment 
MORE productivity, more efficiency, and greater safety. These are shared objectives for many chemical haulers and the shippers they serve. read more
newratings.com  Dec 6  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Rio Tinto (RIO.L, RTPPF.PK) said in an investor seminar that it will deliver $5 billion of free cash flow in productivity improvements over five years. The company said that it plans to pay dividend of not less than 110 US...
Wall Street Journal  Dec 6  Comment 
The cost of labor in the U.S. grew more quickly than previously thought in the spring and summer, the latest sign that Americans’ wages are picking up.
newratings.com  Dec 6  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open higher on Tuesday. The market is keen to track the Commerce Departments' International trade data for October, the Labor Department's Non-...
guardian.co.uk  Dec 5  Comment 
The release of multi-factor productivity figures is a mixed blessing – they may look like good news but for workers, not so much The latest productivity growth figures released on Monday show that for the fifth year in a row Australian workers...




 

Productivity growth drives advancement, from the micro level to the macro - it is one of two sustainable drivers of GDP growth, and one of the competitive advantages of leading firms across the globe. Productivity is simply how much one can get out of set resources. For example, the ongoing development of information technology increases the amount of work an employee can perform every hour, be it making cars or creating spreadsheets.

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