Stubborn productivity figures have two possible causes

Aug 11, 2015
The theory that the Fed subscribes to could determine if interest rates go up.
Posted In: productivity, labor, quarterly report

Americans are taking fewer vacation days

Jul 17, 2015
It's a relatively new problem, says Project: Time Off director.
Posted In: vacation, productivity, employees

What a 7 percent growth rate could look like

Mar 5, 2015
China has set 7 percent as its growth target. What would that look like here?
Posted In: economic growth, China, developing countries, productivity

Doing the numbers on the Northeast's snowstorm

Jan 27, 2015
What is the productivity cost of a city-wide shutdown? Who knows.
Posted In: blizzard, snow, productivity
Telecommuting gives workers more time to dig out of a storm. Here a man uses a snow blower on his New York City driveway.

Telecommuting is killing the snow day

Jan 27, 2015
People working from home help keep storm's cost down to relatively low $500 million.
Posted In: snow day, work from home, winter, productivity
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Congress' long to-do list may make it more productive

Dec 8, 2014
Lame-duck sessions of Congress are shouldering more of the workload.
Posted In: Congress, lame duck, productivity
So many clocks, so little time.

Who shares the growing productivity pie?

Nov 6, 2014
Productivity is up, but how are employers and workers sharing the gains?
Posted In: productivity, economic pie, companies, shareholders, workers, employee benefits
 A woman works online in her cubicle at an office in Beijing. Email has become a workplace imperative, but managing it is a different story.

Tackling email overload: Lost cause, or noble battle?

Oct 23, 2014
Google tries to reinvent email with its new invitation-only Inbox.
Posted In: email, Google, e-mail, productivity
Chuck Collins

Morning person, or night owl? It matters

Sep 9, 2014
Ethical thinking declines when employees work against their natural sleep schedule.
Posted In: sleep, night shift, productivity

How productive are we? It depends on how you look at it.

Sep 4, 2014
We've been stuck at around a 1 percent increase for the past few years, but the context has changed.
Posted In: productivity, growth, figures