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Prioritizing Productivity to Drive Growth, Competitiveness, and Profitability


June 2015 | Executive Summary

The rise in the efficiency of global production is only about a quarter of what it was 10 years ago. To maintain living standards and global economic growth, productivity growth will need to be increased by 60 percent compared to the last 10 years…a tall order. But it’s not about working your workforce harder—working smarter is the more sustainable way to increase productivity, through technology and innovation. This report details the state of productivity worldwide, the implications of declining productivity over the next 10 years, and the best approaches to drive productivity as well as the key principles of those approaches.

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Bart van Ark

Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council
The Conference Board

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Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

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Elizabeth Crofoot

Senior Economist, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

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Abdul Erumban

Senior Research Fellow
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Assistant Professor, Economics
University of Groningen

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Prajakta Bhide

Senior Economist
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Gad Levanon, PhD

Vice President, Labor Markets
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Bart van Ark

Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council

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Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair

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Gad Levanon, PhD

Vice President, Labor Markets

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Carol Corrado

Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program

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Abdul Erumban

Senior Research Fellow

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Elizabeth Crofoot

Senior Economist, Labor Markets

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