productivity productivity  /ˌproʊ dək ˈtɪ və ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
  2. (n) (economics) the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time

Usage(s):

  1. It was a productivity boom that ushered in America's postwar era of mass affluence.
  2. Productivity underpins our economic strength, and our economic strength is now being eroded and questioned.
  3. Nearly everyone in business talks about improving productivity, but notable breakthroughs are rare.

News

  1. 7 Productivity-Boosting Tools to Fight Procrastination

    You're doing it again — spending too much valuable time on Twitter and Facebook So we've narrowed down seven free and convenient browser plugins and extensions to help you stop procrastinating — now SEE ALSO: Top 10 Safari Plugins and Extensions for Better Productivity 1 White Noise Image courtesy of White Noise You may have impeccable taste in music, but all that bass dropping can be ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. Boosting Productivity Starts With Better Information About the Competitiveness of Canadian Business Investments

    Canadian businesses that think they're investing enough in their own growth, but are actually underinvesting compared to their peers, are a significant cause of Canada's persistent and growing productivity ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Global Productivity Solutions and MoreSteam.com Partner to Provide Top-Three Computer Manufacturer With Single-Source ...

    Global Productivity Solutions, an industry-leading operations consulting firm, and MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training, have partnered to become the single-source ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Over time," Bernanke said, "the Federal Reserve's commitment to both price stability and maximum sustainable employment and the underlying strengths of the US economy -- including flexible markets and robust innovation and productivity -- will be...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: TheStreet.com

  2. "I think the system is basically sound, I truly do," Bush said. "I understand there's a lot of nervousness. The economy is growing. Productivity is high. Trade's up. People are working - it's not as good as we'd like. And to the extent that...
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

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