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April Productivity Roundup

Brother Australia While we continually compare ourselves to our closest neighbor and largest economic partner, the U.S., it’s more fair to compare us to Australia. They have issues with flagging productivity as well and considering their economy is heavily tilted towards mining and exports, the comparisons are apt. Unfortunately, it seems they’re just realizing it now.

Good News While the previous story threw water on comparing ourselves to the US, it’s time to do exactly that. Canadian productivity outpaced the U.S. in 2011.

Words of Wisdom Three pieces of lean advice from Dr. Timothy Hill.

How to Boost Productivity A new study from StatsCan titled “Market Expansion and Productivity Growth: Do New Domestic Markets Matter as Much as International Markets?”, shows that domestic expansion is just as important as going international.

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