Quotes and Sayings about Productivity
"Trade helps bring us products cheaply, but there is no guarantee whatsoever to assume that it will allow us to replace the jobs that have been lost, and there is no mechanism under productivity that says that, either."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Jobs, Productivity, Trade, Will)
"The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Work, Goals, Productivity)
"I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a. teachers' salaries. It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Education, Productivity, Teachers)
"There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity."
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
(Related: Technology, Development, Management, Improvement, Order, Productivity, Promises, Simplicity)
"We couldn't be making as much money, if we had to deal with stranger behaviour. And right now, anybody who slows down our economic productivity, off they go. We have a place for them, the psychiatric institution. That's the main thing, they slow things down."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Money, Now, Productivity, Right)
"As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Power, Quality, Progress, Excellence, Productivity, Profit, Prosperity)
"The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Power, Labor, Productivity, Wages)
"There's no question that California, in the last three or four years, has been privileged to add disproportionately to the economic growth of America, and to contribute to its technological productivity."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Growth, America, Productivity, Question, Years)
"The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Work, Manager, Productivity, Responsibility)
"Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Benefits, Causes, Creation, Globalization, Job, Manufacturing, Productivity, Unemployment)
"The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources: capital deepening and total factor productivity growth, or TFP growth."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Growth, Productivity, Theory)
"A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Anger, Creativity, Emotion, Productivity)
"Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Key, Productivity, Result)
"For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity."
- Jennifer M. Granholm
(Related: Success, Class, Entrepreneurs, Middle class, Productivity, Prosperity, World)
"We can no longer prosper by increasing human productivity. The more we try to do, the more poverty we will create."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Poverty, Productivity, Will)
"We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward increasing the productivity of our natural capital - the resource systems upon which we depend to live - instead of our human capital."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Now, Productivity)
"Nowadays, business is all about productivity - and our folks produce."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Business, Productivity)
"A variety of national and international studies indicate that the broad-based deployment of information technology can have a substantial impact on our nation's economic productivity and growth as well as the educational and social success of our citizens."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Success, Technology, Growth, Information, Nation, Productivity, Variety)
"The challenge to our national economies and the collective economy of Europe will become - with the growth of China and the continuing productivity growth of the US - even more intense in the decades to come."
- John Hutton
(Related: Growth, Challenge, Economy, Europe, Productivity, Will)
"Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Being, Productivity)
"I was trying to figure out what to do next, I'd been accumulating ideas for productivity tools - software people could use every day, particularly to help organize their lives."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: People, Ideas, Day, Help, Productivity, Software, Tools, Trying)
"In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over $150 billion of productivity to depression alone. That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: American, Depression, Productivity, states, Years)
"NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy - globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Technology, Economy, Future, Globalization, Job, Jobs, Productivity, Reality, Today, Wage)
"I'm a political scientist and I study these things, and I know that economic problems, with the rising unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth, were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Defeat, Inflation, President, Problems, Productivity, Study, Unemployment)
"I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there's a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you'll never be successful."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Mistake, Successful, College, Preparation, Productivity, Want)
"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Accident, Commitment, Effort, Excellence, Planning, Productivity, Result)
"Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading and writing that bears his name and brings literacy, independence, and productivity to the blind."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Blind, Independence, Name, Productivity, Reading, Writing)
"Excitement in education and student productivity, the ability to get a result that you want from students, go together and cannot be separated."
- Major Owens
(Related: Education, Ability, Excitement, Productivity, Result, Students, Want)
"We must speed up the deployment of broadband in order to bring high-speed data services to homes and businesses. The spread of information technology has contributed to a steady growth in U.S. productivity."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Technology, Growth, Information, Order, Productivity)
"The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity."
- Thomas J. Peters
(Related: People, Positive, Act, Attention, Productivity)
"I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east, for every area so we can develop all the regional economies, lift up the national productivity, get greater wealth and share it more evenly."
- John Prescott
(Related: Wealth, Productivity)
"Productivity is going to be a critical issue. And it's not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom. It involves reexamining the learning experience and restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Experience, Time, Classroom, Learning, Productivity)
"War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while woman makes life cheap. They will cease only when she limits her reproductivity and human life is no longer a thing to be wasted."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Life, War, Famine, Limits, Oppression, Poverty, Will, Woman, Workers)
"When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Opportunity, Purpose, Productivity, Sense, Waste)
"Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth."
- William E. Simon
(Related: Growth, Wealth, Consideration, First, Innovation, Jobs, Productivity)
"You don't have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Class, Economy, Productivity, Will, Workers)
"I believe in an America in which the fruits of productivity and prosperity are shared by all, by workers as well as owners, by those at the bottom as well as those at the top; an America in which the sacrifices required by national security are shared by all, by profiteers in the back offices as well as volunteers on the front lines."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: America, National security, Productivity, Prosperity, Workers)
"The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Society, Development, Intellect, Potential, Productivity)
"In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Society, Work, Desire, Enemy, Necessity, Productivity)
"I remember very clearly at the first budget review having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing... We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness. I got a chance to see that firsthand."
- Rick Wagoner
(Related: Chance, Conversation, First, Manufacturing, Pretty, Productivity)
"The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%."
- Jack Welch
(Related: May, Productivity, Running, Software, Will)
"Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Power, Work, Motivation, Control, Bosses, Leaders, Productivity)