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proh duhk ti vuh tee

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

  • One thought of a line from A Passion for Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin: "The number-one managerial productivity problem in America is, quite simply, managers who are .
  • Productivity underpins our economic strength, and our economic strength is now being eroded and questioned.
  • Nearly everyone in business talks about improving productivity, but notable breakthroughs are rare.
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  • President Bush in FOXNews
    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...

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