Productivity

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Financial Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Deputy governor says rising wages will push companies to invest more, boosting efficiency
Financial Times  Jun 21  Comment 
A major downgrade to the FOMC’s projections would have very adverse implications for markets
Financial Times  Jun 21  Comment 
Digital hubs can provide specialist services and deliver big productivity gains
Clusterstock  Jun 20  Comment 
Imagine a city without cars. Pedestrians stroll along idyllic boulevards. Cyclists pedal without fear. Both feel no need to worry about a two-ton hunk of metal putting their lights out. That's the utopian dream I wrote about Thursday when I...
Motley Fool  Jun 20  Comment 
Are you guilty of these workplace sins? If so, you may be responsible for costing your company money!
newratings.com  Jun 19  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - The Hershey Company (HSY) said it expects full-year 2015 net sales to increase around 2.5% to 3.5%, including a net benefit from acquisitions and divestitures of about 1.5 percentage points and unfavorable foreign currency...
TheStreet.com  Jun 17  Comment 
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- The American cubicle worker is imperiled. Sitting, after all, is the new smoking. Employers are pushing workplace wellness programs more than ever, but desks are increasingly cramped: the average work space per-person...
Clusterstock  Jun 17  Comment 
By Ilona Wissenbach and Edward Taylor SINDELFINGEN, Germany (Reuters) - Having standardized the layout of its factories and connected them to a shared computer network, Daimler is now crunching data from them to identify the most efficient way...
guardian.co.uk  Jun 17  Comment 
Concerns that jump in real wages, highest in seven years, will be short lived if inflation continues to rise over rest of 2015 and productivity remains flat Wage growth in Britain hit a four-year high of 2.7% in April, according to official...
Forbes  Jun 17  Comment 
Imagine being asked to innovate more and increase productivity, but at the same time cut your expenses. If this apparent catch 22 sounds familiar, you’re not alone.




 

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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