What Determines Productivity? - University of Chicago.
Abstract. We econometrically evaluate information worker productivity at a midsize executive recruiting firm and assess whether the knowledge that workers accessed through their electronic communication networks enabled them to multitask more productively.
A 2013 Harvard Business School paper found that once workers have accepted a fixed-term job, paying above-average wages did not increase productivity. But when part of the wage was given as an unanticipated and unconditional gift, employees worker harder for the duration of the job.
As construction is a labor-intensive industry, this paper focuses on labor productivity in the construction industry. This study considers the current state-of-the-art issues relevant to this subject.
Gaps in research and practices are discussed and future research directions are proposed. The outcome of this paper may provide a platform for both researchers and industrial practitioners to appreciate the latest developments and trends in productivity research.
Completed Research. This is our catalogue of policy relevant research that has been completed. Ongoing Reporting. We produce a number of regular reports that review a range of topics including Indigenous wellbeing, government services and expenditure, trade and assistance and productivity performance. Supporting Research and Data.
THE 6 FACTORS OF KNOWLEDGE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY THE 6 FACTORS OF KNOWLEDGE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY Through the Research Review, 6 factors emerged as having the greatest association with Knowledge Worker Productivity. Most of the research from which these factors were derived was associated with studies and trials of teams involved in Knowledge Work.
More direct worker productivity measures are available in academic research as well as in firm based research and development. Scientists’ productivity can be measured according to various metrics, such as patent statistics, (quality-adjusted) counts of publications, or citations (7), (8).