Saving Australia from a damaging productivity backlash

As Australians face the prospect of having to do more with less, both the public and private sectors can help minimise the pain by working smarter – but it will require strong leadership.

How do we avoid the productivity trap that Alan Kohler so graphically illustrated yesterday (The paradox of productivity, June 9)? When a society is caught in this trap people work harder but their jobs are less secure, their pay is squeezed and all the productivity rewards go elsewhere -- usually to the employers.


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