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Leave the Office Earlier: How to Strike a Balance Between Workplace Productivity and Employee Burnout by Laura Stack

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Productivity is the measure of how much an employee can generate per hour.  That’s a measure of speed – how fast people are working for each hour of input given an hour of output. Let’s look at some productivity statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.  In 2002, there was a 4.7% gain in productivity over the previous year.  In 2003, it was 4.5% increase.  Productivity has increased at a similar pace in the years since.  We haven’t seen productivity gains like this since 1949 to 1951.  

 

We’re seeing tremendous boosts in productivity largely due to technology, downsizing...and fear.  Have you been afraid to quit a job in a down economy?  There might not be something out there for you.  So as a group, we are complying with ...

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