A popular view these days is that robots and labour-saving technologies are destroying jobs and creating a growing group of disillusioned people who harbour a deepening sense of alienation from society.
If true, the future indeed looks bleak.Thursday, 20 February, 2014, 5:00am
The mainland should foster economic growth through improving productivity and becoming less reliant on capital investments to fuel expansion, which is a recipe for inflation and the creation of asset price bubbles, an official warned at the weekend.17 Dec 2012 - 5:30am
Katey Klippel makes a point of keeping her smartphone in her bag when she returns home from a hard day at the management consulting firm where she works in Washington.
That way, she can better practise what her employer preaches and stop checking her e-mails after hours.19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am
Hong Kong and other Asian ports are falling behind European port operators in terms of productivity, a senior shipping executive has warned.
Nicolas Sartini, group senior vice-president of Asia-Europe lines at French container line CMA CGM, said some European ports were 50 per cent more efficient at loading and unloading containers than those in Asia.15 Nov 2012 - 5:02am
The euro-zone crisis has dominated discussions among policymakers over the past few years, but the economic slowdown in Asia's two giants - China and India - has become a source of growing public concern as well. How worried should we be about an additional drag on the global economy?14 Nov 2012 - 3:16am
Facing high office rents, how can companies save space without compromising on productivity?
'The workplace will impact staff performance [which in turn] directly impacts company performance and is reflected in productivity,' says Paul Scroggie, director of workplace consultancy Knight Frank.13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce event: 'Personal productivity basics: How to beat overload and get more done'. Compass offices, Infinitus Plaza, Central.
Monday, September 19: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'EDC - Canadian direct investment in Asia'. Club Lusitano.16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Have you ever showed up for work when you are physically sick or badly in need of a break? While doing so deserves credit for commitment, it does more harm than good to yourself and the company in the long run.13 May 2011 - 12:00am
Baat Gwaa was initially slightly puzzled by a few friends who were discussing how they would deal with the World Cup this month.
In fact, these friends, who are in personnel management, were trying to tackle the expected spike in absenteeism as employees skip work to watch the tournament.11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Civil servants are set to get the biggest pay rise in 10 years, of up to 6 per cent. Do you agree with a senior official that improved productivity will cushion the effects of the salary increase on the economy? Write to us.5 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
As regards the fact that the approved fare increase rates do not follow the formula outcome, [Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva] Cheng said when announcing the bus fare adjustment arrangement in 2006, the government already made clear the formula's outcome would not operate as an automatic determinant of the bus fare adjustment outcome.
Government news release22 May 2008 - 12:00am
Category Consumer Product Design
Organiser Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Consumer Product Design Grand Award
Protronic (Far East) - Flashlight Digital Video Recorder
Consumer Product Design Award
Group Sense (International) - GPS Hatchback
IDT International - Crystal Weather Station24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
December 51 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Mainland 'at the peak of corporate performance'
Profits at mainland industrial companies surged 37 per cent to 1.56 trillion yuan in the first eight months, powered by the country's demand for minerals and other commodities to fuel its soaring economic growth.28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
'When my tyre was flat in Pakistan's countryside, many villagers came to help,' recalls Li Donglin. 'Touched by their kindness, I offered money but they all refused. In Islamabad I have a papaya tree in my garden, but nobody steals the fruit. I think it has something to do with Islam's sense of supporting each other in a community.'6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am