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Manufacturing Sector Productivity Up, Labor Costs Down in Q1 2011

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Q1 productivity and cost numbers today. U.S. labor productivity was up 1.6% driven by a 3.1% increase in output and a 1.4% increase in hours worked. Manufacturing sector productivity was up 6.3% driven by...
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GMCC Business Expo: Creating Opportunities for Growth

Most businesses have been hit hard over the last few years by a very difficult economic climate. In 2007, just over 25,000 businesses filed for bankruptcy. That number soared to over 58,000 each of the last two years. In the...
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Chancellor Biddy Martin and the UW's Public Authority Restructuring Strategy

UW's Chancellor Biddy Martin spoke this morning at a Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce event and explained her rationale for pursuing a change in status to a public authority. She did a great job of laying out the benefits and...
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Featured Discussion for April 2011

I've now had several people suggest I write a series of white papers and/or a book about how changing the design of a business is the best way to get sustainably better growth and productivity results. The book would cover...
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"Scariest Jobs Chart Ever" and the Languishing Recovery

These charts, one from Business Insider and the other from ThinkWay, would lead you to conclude getting back to pre-recession economic health will take quite some time yet.
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