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As many people suspected, and as is becoming more and more obvious, the UK, with its sweatshop economy, weak productivity and huge trade deficit, is going to find itself in very chilly waters after we leave the EU (‘Unsettled’ Brexit will hit...
DailyFinance  Jan 18  Comment 
Filed under: Finance, Work Life Sometimes, teams just need to have fun. Creating an environment that encourages this can reap big benefits. I once was the perpetrator of a kidnapping and ransom -- of a stapler. The incident happened shortly...  Jan 18  Comment 
Agricultural productivity in Africa is rising, but still lags behind much of the world. Would a greater role for multinationals in the continent’s farming sector help or hinder progress? Africa’s agriculture sector is on the up. After decades...
Forbes  Jan 17  Comment 
The U.S. economy has a number of problems that limit our growth, but some of them are a result of being a wealthy economy and placing other values above money. Three wealth-based limitations on economic growth are workplace safety, labor force...
Forbes  Jan 13  Comment 
Discover the most common block to productivity and the solution to maximize it.
Forbes  Jan 12  Comment 
Business leaders should add some items to their worry lists, in addition to the routine personnel, sales and productivity challenges they regularly face. The new administration and the strength of job growth argue for worrying about worker...
The Economist  Jan 12  Comment 
WHY has economic growth been so sluggish in the developed world? The previous post showed that productivity in the global economy had been flat or falling in the last three years. And it suggested that the existence of "zombie"...
Financial Times  Jan 12  Comment 
Increasing productivity will be closely watched by Opec and other oil exporters
The Economist  Jan 11  Comment 
WORK smarter, not harder. It is one of the more irritating things that a boss can tell you. But at the macroeconomic level, it is important. Growth can come from having more labour (recruiting more workers, or making existing employees work for...
The Economist  Jan 11  Comment 
OilVoice  Jan 11  Comment 
Less than half of all international Oil & Gas companies are using automated business processes. Why ...


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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