Competition is the driving force behind the development of productivity and growth. The human factor can be a valuable element in enterprise competitiveness when it consists of two equally important aspects: high quality human resources and a good organisation of people's work. 

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Innovation is the dynamic element of production and growth. Technology is one of the main contributing factors to productivity development, but the human factor as well as the organisational structure and culture are needed to make an organisation competitive. 

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Productivity in its holistic concept includes all natural, infrastructural and organizational resources which enterprises use to achieve their results. Outputs not only include products and services, but also the social and ecological impacts of the production process. 

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  • "When we win, euwin"

    The European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN) celebrated its third year with a large scale event in Leuven (Belgium) on 9 September 2015. Together with Flanders Synergy and the University of Leuven, EUWIN provided a mix of interactive sessions, company visits to leading advanced manufacturers in Belgium and insights into the future of workplace innovation in Europe. EUWIN representatives also announced that they will continue for a fourth year with the support of the European Commission. 

    At the EUWIN event, a...

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OECD activities related to productivity

Towards OECD Productivity Network

A+A International Congress 2015

27-30 October 2015, Düsseldorf (Germany)

Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut (WIFI)

Focus on Austrian EANPC member

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