How can we increase output per worker in countries like India and China where it is particularly low? Anant Nyshadham discusses one way to do so: by improving the physical work environment.
Workers with well-honed soft skills – time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork – tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages, says a new study.
Workers with well-honed soft skills - time and stress management, problem-solving, communication, and good teamwork - tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages, a new study conducted in India suggests.
Workers with well-honed soft skills - time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork - tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages, a new study conducted in India suggests.
Given the repercussions of rising global temperatures due to climate change, and the startling rate of growth of global energy demand, achieving high adoption rates of technologies that mitigate climate change is a key policy priority.
Innovations in energy efficiency have been cited as a primary means to curb the acceleration of climate change. Despite this promise, energy-efficient technologies are consistently adopted at low rates.
Michigan Ross Professor Achyuta Adhvaryu shows that looking only at energy savings doesn’t give the full picture. One of the less-studied effects of global warming is the effect on industrial workers. There’s a direct correlation between high temperatures and lower productivity.
In a nice, recent paper Achyuta Adhvaryu, Namrata Kala, and Anant Nyshadham take a look at how air pollution hurts productivity and what effect, if any, managers can have in mitigating these effects.
The investigation of 25 garment factories in Bangalore, India between 2010 and 2013 found that, because LEDs create less heat than traditional lights, they help keep the factory floor cooler, boosting worker productivity and reducing absenteeism.
A Michigan University study of 25 garment factories in Bangalore has shown that green technology saves energy, boosts profits and productivity in industrial units.