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as in:  labor productivity

She is relentless in her drive to increase company productivity.
  economics and business:  production compared to inputs such as labor and materials

(Often productivity is used as an abbreviation for "labor productivity" which is the value of production divided by the hours of labor to create that production)
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Increases in productivity permit rising standards of living. For example, if inflation-adjusted labor productivity increases 2% a year, the economy would create about 50% more output per hour after 20 years.
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  • She is relentless in her drive to increase company productivity.
  • With money from black market dealings, he bought a piece of land adjacent to his Emalia factory, built the barracks, and persuaded Commandant Goeth with smooth talk and substantial amounts of money that having his workers nearby would increase productivity.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I take my turn, but my productivity is lousy.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • The bed had obviously been made for the days when a whole family slept together on one mattress; the gigantic feather-bed must have consumed the entire productivity of hundreds of geese, and navigating through the drifts was like crossing the Alps without a compass.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Without high productivity, she says, the work will move to lower-wage countries such as China.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The appearance of order in his camp and the productivity of its slaves furthered his interests, and Watanabe’s brutality was his instrument.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • But then again, I think this would decrease productivity.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • She is the most industrious of all Tashi’s father’s widows, and her fields are praised for their cleanliness, productivity and general attractiveness.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • The machine, the frozen form of a living intelligence, is the power that expands the potential of your life by raising the productivity of your time.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It was important to me that the organic ice cream came from cows that did not receive injections of growth hormone to boost their productivity.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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  • The aim is that you use this money to build a life of productivity, prosperity, and philanthropy.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Rejection of the consumer society or demands for increased productivity?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The profit motive is inseparable from productivity incentive, but the adversary roles can never be equal.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • My goal is to stimulate productivity, but use technology to redeem, not to destroy our environment.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • Their success has been grounded in incredible increases in productivity, which is a positive way of saying that factories produce more with fewer workers.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • Idaho’s potato output surpassed Maine’s in the late 1950s, owing to the rise of the french fry industry and the productivity gains made by Idaho farmers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The productivity of American workers is actually dropping, and the willingness of Americans to save for the future has fallen below that of all other people in the Western world.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • Many complain but none rebel; personal freedom for all is greatest in history, laws are few, taxes are low, living standards are as high as productivity permits, crime is at its lowest ebb.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Ashoka’s best estimate is that the citizen sector is halving the gap between its productivity level and that of business every ten to twelve years.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Do you know whether to laugh or cry at the notion that they, poor devils! will drive a team of continents as they drive a four-in-hand; turn a jostling anarchy of casual trade and speculation into an ordered productivity; and federate our colonies into a world-Power of the first magnitude?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Spoken by four times as many people as British, American English reflects America’s superpoweror, as the French put it, hyperpower—-status (love it or hate it) in virtually every field: in literature, fine arts, popular culture, movies, music, television, science, medicine, space exploration, technology, industrial efficiency and productivity, the power of Wall Street, and American military and political might.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • But as striking as any sign of the country’s burgeoning energy and productivity was the "Grand Federal Procession" held in Philadelphia that July 4 of 1788, in which many hundreds of tradesmen marched, grouped by guilds: shipbuilders, rope-makers, instrument-makers, blacksmiths, tin-plate workers, cabinetmakers, printers, bookbinders, coppersmiths, gunsmiths, saddlers, and stonecutters, some fifty different groups carrying banners and the tools of their trade.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • …the ritual of birth, dedicated not to continuity but to some kind of interregnum; an aging night-watchman, nibbling at a bar of Ivory Soap, who had trained his virtuoso stomach to accept also lotions air-fresheners, fabrics, tobaccos and waxes in a hopeless attempt to assimilate it all, all the promise, productivity, betrayal, ulcers, before it was too late; and even another voyeur, who hung outside one of the city’s still-lighted windows, searching for who knew what specific image.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • " That was the night he decided to "go for it," as he put it, which is a phrase I have personally detested ever since a bank I used to work for adopted the slogan for its employee productivity contest.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • If the Constitution is ratified, my feelings about a militia would be as follows: Citizen-Soldiers: Productivity Lost
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Because it has the advantage of not having to be the pioneer, but rather of following business, this second great transformation has been able steadily to compound productivity growth at a very fast rate.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The increased productivity of Idaho farmers has lowered prices even further, shifting more of the profits to the processors and the fast food chains.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Every increase in productivity, however, has driven more American farmers off the land.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Productivity, in and of itself, is a remarkably good thing.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • Only through productivity growth can the average quality of human life improve.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • Because of higher agricultural productivity, we don’t all have to work in the fields to make enough food to eat.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • By improving the labor productivity of the young women, growth was raised.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Because of higher industrial productivity, few of us need to work in factories to make the products we use.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • In theory, productivity growth should help nearly everyone in a society.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • In the economic models, the benefits of productivity growth should not go just to the rich owners of capital.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • We must learn more about people, about the development of communities, architecture, engineering, education, motivation, productivity, public health and medicine, arts and sciences, political, legal, and social organization.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • The double shock we’re experiencing now—globalization and computer-aided industrial productivity—happens to have the opposite impact: income inequality is growing, as the rewards for being skilled grow and the opportunities for unskilled Americans diminish.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • I completed the experimental model of a motor that would have made a fortune for me and for those who had hired me, a motor that would have raised the efficiency of every human installation using power and would have added the gift of higher productivity to every hour you spend at earning your living.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) summed up the mounting research this way: "Women’s empowerment helps raise economic productivity and reduce infant mortality.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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