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    Can and should Australian employment relations legislation contribute to workplace productivity and performance? Workplace productivity and performance can be both classified at the micro-level of the organisation and the macro-level of national economic performance. Productivity is the quantity of output per unit of input, specifically, labour productivity is measured by output per hour worked (Peetz 2012, p.269). Performance can be assessed in terms of efficiency and equity; efficiency is determined when there is minimal input to attain an output and equity is the fairness of a process or substantive outcome (Bray et al. 2014, p.390). Conceptually, employment relations policies have had more of an impact on fairness than on economic performance…

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    Literature Review Introduction The terms production and productivity are often used interchangeably. But there is a difference between the two. Production refers to the total output of all employees at a point of time. Productivity refers to the output relative to the inputs per person or system with reference to a point of time. Stated more clearly, productivity refers to the amount of goods and services produced with the resources used . Several factors are thought to be correlated with low…

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    affordable ways to increase productivity is one of the biggest challenges to making it profitable. However, the rise of Human Capital Management (HCM) as both a budding academic discipline, as well as an emerging business philosophy, is leading many organizations to discover it’s not obstacles such as lengthy supply chains or out-dated technology causing the biggest barriers to productivity – it’s their overall company culture. But what does that really mean? And how can a company really…

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    Alternatives and Analysis: Alternative 1: Goal setting and feedback Pros: Goal setting helps the organization to work as a team which can increase productivity. Feedback improves employee motivation and performance. Cons: Goal setting tends to focus employees on a narrow subset of measurable performance indicators while ignoring aspects of job performance that are difficult to measure. Alternative 2: Introduce rewards that will be valued by its recipients. Pros: Can motivate employees to…

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    comprised of health care costs, productivity costs and mortality costs (KPMG- Econtech, 2008). 4.5.1. Healthcare costs The increased number of medical conditions, as result of physical inactivity, leads to increased medical costs. These are the direct healthcare costs incurred to treat the symptoms of (and sometimes cure) these medical conditions. These healthcare costs would be shared between governments, through public health care, private health insurance companies and by individuals who…

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    which in return can help increase productivity. There are many reasons that this increase in morale can be noticed, this includes anything from avoiding stress to greater autonomy (Dahlstrom, 2013). In an office setting there can be many distractions that can pull employees' attention away from work. This can make getting back to work difficult for most. Distractions can happen anywhere whether the employees are in the office or at home. There are some distractions that can be escaped by…

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    One group received no gratitude, while one received thanks from coworkers, and the final group who received thanks from the customers. Each group’s production was then monitored and it was discovered that the group who received thanks from a coworker became more motivated and worked harder, while the others did not change. The other tests had similar results. Gino ends this article by stating that it may not always be convenient to perform these workplace evaluations, but the results prove that…

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    Snapchat Thesis Statement: Snapchat is a distraction that prohibits productivity and hinders personal time management. We all heard of the social platform known as Snapchat, who has a millions of users worldwide, but college students spend more time on snapchat than they actually study. When classes start, we are not used to the rhythm of school, and it takes a while to adjust. Maybe on the second or third of school, we get a homework load that looks overwhelming. Snapchat is a distraction…

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    Self-interest drives a society to become a Commercial Society, which, according to Smith, is rooted in human nature. Through the division of labor, laborers will be able to drastically increase their productions, stimulating the growth of the economy. A growing economy is parallel to growth in capitals, therefore the overall wellness of the nation. Under Capitalism, self-interest, as part of human nature, signifies self-improvement. By reinvesting capital, the overall capital of the nation will…

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    We become less productive because we start to become addicted to our phones and electronics. When we are less productive, we start falling behind and not getting what we need to get done. When we do not get done what needs to be accomplished, we then feel stressed and then sometimes depressed when we fail. While social media can hinder our performance and productivity, it can also boost it if it is used effectively. Social media and technology and increase productivity at work by bringing people…

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