Productivity

Want improved productivity? Try investing in some more recovery time.

White-collar stress levels are on the rise with employees constantly connected to digital devices and working harder and longer than ever before.

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Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest: productivity in the balance

In the last week there has been a public holiday in every state, but not on the same day and not for the same reason.

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The purpose of tax reform – boosting real wages

At the AFR/KPMG Tax Reform Summit this week, one issue received a perhaps surprising amount of consensus. This was the notion, put forward by former treasury secretary Martin Parkinson at…

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Australian IR shouldn’t be a bloody battle to the death

There is something fundamentally broken about Australia’s system of industrial relations. It isn’t the laws themselves. In fact if the laws were the main issue you would have expected Australia…

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Productivity: are you a Mark Zuckerberg, a Steve Jobs . . . or an ET?

All of us are called upon to make decisions every day. Hundreds of decisions; decisions we are probably not even aware we are making.

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The confidence trick

It is a key responsibility of business to help promote confidence in our economy. With the current political uncertainty and rapid change in the political landscape – such as that…

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People trump processes

They say culture trumps strategy every time. I believe it. Recent events have made me think there’s a twist on this concept based on the idea that when we put…

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