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Greater Happiness Leads to Greater Productivity, Study Finds

Greater Happiness Leads to Greater Productivity, Study Finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Modern attention toward a work environment that keeps employees happy is more than just feel-good fluff; a new study shows clearer links than ever before between worker happiness and productivity.

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This article refers to research undertaken by the ESRC funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at Warwick University.

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Productivity threat to recovery

Figures this week showed that a net 345,000 people moved into work in the three months to April, the biggest rise since records began in 1971. This means employment has rising even faster than output, implying a drop in productivity. The ONS estimates that the total hours worked rose 1.5 per cent in the three months to April, but the NIESR estimates that GDP grew by only 1.1 per cent then.

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NIESR receives funding from the ESRC.

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We ignore poor productivity at our peril

We ignore poor productivity at our peril | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The metamorphosis of Labour’s attack lines on the economy has been a sight to behold.
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The article cites a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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