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Editor’s note: According to Yoshie Komuro, the number of Japanese people who work overtime is higher than any other country, but the contributing value of each individual is the lowest among the industrialized countries.

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Editor’s note: The OECD has developed an area of its website that looks at the global productivity picture. There’s lots in here including comparative data between countries and insight and analysis into productivity and growth.

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Editor’s note: I was lucky enough to be in the panel debate on labour market trends at this week’s CIPD conference. Luckily Tim Scott did a great job capturing the debate. This debate frames all we do in L&D in my opinion.

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Editor’s note: It’s a small survey but an interesting take on social media usage at work. This research shows that employees are happier and more productive if they spend breaks talking to others via social media (as opposed to consuming content such as videos).

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Editor’s note: Analysis of the impact of technology on productivity. This quote sums up the piece: ‘At a time when digital technology has been exalted to a position of almost religious authority, productivity growth has fallen—not just in the United States but in other advanced nations, too.’

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Editor’s note: Productivity tips site Lifehacker is worth following for tips and tricks on how to make technology make your life easier. Lifehacker is currently running a series on how some of its team uses technology and tools to make their working lives easier. Some useful tools mentioned here.

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