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productivity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Industry
productivityprod‧uc‧tiv‧i‧ty /ˌprɒdʌkˈtɪvəti, -dək- $ ˌprɑː-/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 TIEFFICIENTthe rate at which goods are produced, and the amount produced, especially in relation to the work, time, and money needed to produce themincrease/improve/raise productivity 🔊 ways of increasing productivity 🔊 high productivity levels in manufacturing 🔊 It cost the country $4 million in lost productivity.
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productivityThe Law of Unintended Consequences comes into play and soon everything is going downhill, performance, quality, and productivity included.Climate, and particularly site water balance, largely control the structure and productivity of vegetation.He said those benefits include higher productivity, lower turnover, less absenteeism and stronger loyalty from the workforce.Welfare commissioners, labor secretaries, commerce department staffers-all can shift resources into areas of higher productivity and yield.Three factors probably contributed to the decline in productivity growth.However, shutting the federal government here costs $ 65 million a day in lost productivity, Lachance said.So Britain is poorly equipped to even consider making any comparisons of the productivity or usefulness of research.Everyone's preferences would be reflected in their purchases of goods and their productivity in wages paid.Managers are always looking for ways to increase worker productivity.lost productivityAlcohol abuse undoubtedly has a cost, through treatment, accidents and lost productivity.These include expenses for training and lost productivity, which equal and / or exceed medical care costs.We are all economically weakened by lost productivity.The restrictions on job-placement tests may be costing billions of dollars annually in lost productivity.However, shutting the federal government here costs $ 65 million a day in lost productivity, Lachance said.Dyslexia takes an immense toll in lost productivity, thwarted careers, frustration, depression and other behavioral problems.Sickness absence is a big problem both in terms of lost productivity and cost and in terms of employees' wellbeing.We, the passengers, are paying for it with lost productivity.
From Longman Business Dictionaryproductivitypro‧duc‧tiv‧i‧ty /ˌprɒdʌkˈtɪvəti, -dək-ˌprɑː-/ noun [uncountable]MANUFACTURINGECONOMICS the rate at which goods are produced, and the amount produced in relation to the work, time, and money needed to produce themDeclines in factory jobs and hours worked mean that only more productivity per worker could have raised output in May.Strong manufacturingproductivity growth reduced the number of manufacturing workers needed.
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