A Practical Overview of Productivity is the second paper in the All Praise Productivity series, developed as part of The Productivity Hub suite of tools and resources and authored by Newport Consulting. Productivity growth represents a vital source of improving our material standard of living.
If current news stories are anything to go by, productivity would seem to be a bitter pill that Australians have to swallow. On one end of the political spectrum, pundits are calling to boost productivity with less unionisation and greater flexibility in negotiating workplace conditions. On the opposite end are concerns that Australians are already working long hours, and desperately need the resources or training to ensure each of those work hours account for more output.
This paper puts forward the key productivity principles and the practical application of how to go about improving productivity.