New Zealand has a proud history of entrepreneurial thinking. But how can
we work smarter and still get a balance between work and our lives outside
This project is about getting all of us to think about how we can improve our workplace productivity so that we all can enjoy the benefits.
While economic growth rates have improved over the past 15 years, this has largely been driven by stronger employment growth rather than improved productivity.
Improving labour productivity comes from smarter ways of working, selling higher value products, more investment and technology per worker, reorganising work and firms, and gaining more skills.
Workplace productivity refers to productivity that is affected by firm decision-making rather than by factors outside of the firm's control.
Workplace productivity is going to be different for everyone. Small businesses will have a different approach from larger organisations. This project is about finding out what's already being done, and see what other practical solutions could work for employers and employees.