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That matters because the only way to sustainably increase real wages is through higher productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is hardly surprising that our productivity is so low. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Productivity gains are generally easier in manufacturing than in services. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet at the same time it is expected to raise the productivity of its frontline operations by investing in technology. Computing (2010)Some economists say the apparently high productivity of the financial sector before the crisis was a bubble fuelled by risky lending. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The route to economic success is investment in skills, training and technology to enhance labour productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In its simplest form, productivity is the output per hour of the average worker. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Britain's most grievous economic failing is low productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A better policy would protect the countryside and raise productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More jobs, but the two original chefs now have to share their pie with another worker because their productivity has declined. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And there are fears that industrial productivity and festive retail sales will suffer. The Sun (2015)Working from home does raise issues of productivity and data security. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This could be one of the reasons employment has remained high and productivity particularly weak. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Under perestroika we have managed to increase labour productivity quite noticeably. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)These are poorly equipped and suffer from low productivity. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)The usual way of measuring labour productivity is output per hour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There have been no demands for productivity or efficiency gains in return. The Sun (2006)Of course we should continue to try to raise the productivity of small farmers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have learned the secret of high productivity and economies of scale. After Thatcher (1989)The productivity of human labour has doubled. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)The biggest single contribution to low productivity is that the local population lacks the skills for growth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The standard measure of productivity is output per hour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The group said pricing and productivity gains had offset overall cost increases. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is little evidence that such rigid work organization does promote higher productivity. After Thatcher (1989)And the reason that wage growth is sluggish is that labour productivity is so weak. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That could be a major reason for our chronic problem of low productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The simplest explanation of why jobs are growing without output is that productivity is very low. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So still more total factor productivity gains should emerge. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That is the source of better productivity and higher prosperity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Poor productivity and low skills are a recurrent problem for the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Businesses would have an incentive to invest in training so that higher wages are matched by gains in productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The trouble is that we cannot interpret them correctly unless we understand what is happening to manufacturing output and productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Employers took on more staff to meet increased demand rather than investing in capital and this has held back labour productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The general increase in photosynthesis could be good news, particularly if it raised the productivity of agriculture. Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth (1990)But the preferred modern way to improve the quality of the sales force is to raise productivity without adding too much to the wage bill. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'productivity'
British English: productivity /ˌprɒdʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ/ NOUN
Productivity is the rate at which goods are produced.
Productivity continues to grow.
- American English: productivity
- Arabic: إنْتَاجِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: produtividade
- Chinese: 生产力
- Croatian: produktivnost
- Czech: produktivita
- Danish: produktivitet
- Dutch: productiviteit
- European Spanish: productividad
- Finnish: tuottavuus
- French: productivité
- German: Produktivität
- Greek: παραγωγικότητα
- Italian: produttività
- Japanese: 生産性
- Korean: 생산성
- Norwegian: produktivitet
- Polish: wydajność
- European Portuguese: produtividade
- Romanian: productivitate
- Russian: производительность
- Spanish: productividad
- Swedish: produktivitet
- Thai: ความสามารถในการผลิต
- Turkish: verimlilik
- Ukrainian: продуктивність
- Vietnamese: năng suất
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