The Productivity Blog

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Despite the uncertainties caused by today’s turbulent economic and geopolitical environment, strategic thinkers should consider how their...
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“The United States has started to lose its worldwide dominance in critical areas of science and innovation,” reported the New York Times on May 3rd.
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It’s a lot harder to engage employees than retain them, particularly when the job market is tight. In fact, high retention rates can actually mean...
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Since 9/11, U.S. companies have become increasingly security conscious, forming new crisis management plans and policies. Nonetheless, there seems to...
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For a while now, various advocates have been predicting – or at least hoping – that consumer-directed health plans would rein in the costs of medical...
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Predicting the future based on linear projections of current trends often leads to bad forecasting. That’s because the factors driving trends tend to...
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Scenario planning is making a comeback in today’s shifting and sometimes dangerous world, suggest several sources. Such planning can help companies...
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Since the 1990s, the business media have been inundated with articles about the “war for talent” and the corporate stars sometimes known as “A players.
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When it comes to long work hours, many employees face the same dilemma. If they continue to work so hard, they risk experiencing everything from...
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The numbers are in ... and the U.S. should be proud of another banner year for productivity. Manufacturing productivity growth clocked in at an...