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Over the last year and a half I’ve been doing a lot of writing about productivity, the economic measure of how much value companies are extracting from the efforts of their workforce.

Some of that has been published here.

Most of it, though, has been happening behind the scenes. It’s a project I undertook on my own to more deeply understood what productivity was, how it’s measured and how its growth was enabled or hindered by the very parties who claim to hold it up as vital.

That project has gone through a number of changes in both form and content and now it’s time to present the results.

Introducing Productivity Lost

Productivity Lost is a new blog being launched that chronicles my research into the topic of productivity and what it means for the average American worker. What I found surprised me, illustrating how a singular focus on any given number – including the official productivity rate – means ignoring the context that comes from viewing it in relation to other stats, figures and realities.

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Posts will be published Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning January 1st, creating a book-like narrative that moves from how companies can and should encourage productivity growth to how such growth is shared with other stakeholders to the tactics used to foster growth and then into how that growth is often hindered at the expense of individuals. Topics of identity, social mobility and more will also be explored as they relate to productivity.

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