Productivity

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Forbes  Aug 4  Comment 
Is your company struggling to engage millennial workers? Then come with me to Rochester, N.Y., where a 116-person media-buying ad agency, Butler/Till, after a difficult passage, has 20-somethings taking it upon themselves to boost productivity and...
The Economic Times  Aug 4  Comment 
With India's working age population on the rise, the key differentiator vis a vis other Asian economies will be productivity gains.
Cloud Computing  Aug 4  Comment 
The convergence of cloud, mobility, and Big Data analytics has prompted companies to innovate and produce new levels of award-winning productivity. To learn how these trend-setters create innovation value, we're joined by some finalists from the...
Clusterstock  Aug 4  Comment 
When the US gross-domestic-product growth was released last Friday, the numbers were disappointing. The US economy grew at an annualized rate of just 1.2% in the second quarter , much weaker than expected. When combined with the results of the...
Forbes  Aug 4  Comment 
The supply chain organization directly controls 70-85% of the costs of a manufacturing organization. They wear the cost improvement agenda like a preacher wears vestments. It is omnipresent. Central to all process discussions, cost management and...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 3  Comment 
New research shows rapid retirements deprive companies of critical experience and knowledge, undermining productivity across the economy, Greg Ip writes.
Forbes  Aug 3  Comment 
Trust is an essential underpinning of life in the digital age. We trust our friends on Facebook not to share our private family photos. We trust our email clients and antivirus software to keep viruses and spam at bay. But for many people, the...
guardian.co.uk  Aug 2  Comment 
First meeting of economy and industrial strategy committee focuses on ‘supporting economic growth’ across UK but avoids ‘northern powerhouse’ term Theresa May has stressed the importance of improving productivity and reducing the gap...
The Economic Times  Jul 31  Comment 
In month of July, rainfall was about 7% above average this year, a sharp improvement from the deficit of 10% last year and 17% in 2014.




 

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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