Increasing Productivity

Jul 30, 2012

Q. Which of the following would be the most effective way to increase productivity in Australian workplaces?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Full time workers

Part time workers

More flexibility for businesses in how they employ and manage workers

21%

18%

28%

12%

23%

12%

More input from workers into how businesses are managed

17%

19%

13%

25%

15%

29%

Invest more in skills and education

35%

40%

29%

42%

35%

30%

Invest more in technology and innovation

8%

11%

8%

9%

8%

7%

Stop Government assistance to industries so that they are forced to be productive or close

10%

5%

15%

8%

11%

12%

Don’t know

9%

7%

7%

4%

8%

10%

35% think investing more in skills and education is the most effective way to increase productivity, 21% favour more flexibility for businesses in how they employ and manage workers and 17% nominated more input from workers into how businesses are managed.

40% of Labor voters and 42% of Greens voters favour investing in skills and education while 28% of Liberal/National voters favour more flexibility for businesses in how they employ and manage workers.

25% of Greens voters and 29% of part-time workers favoured more input from workers into how businesses are managed.

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