How Do We Measure Productivity?

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]W[/su_dropcap]ORDS SUCH AS ‘productivity’ and ‘efficiency’ not only permeate our work environments, but increasingly our leisure time as well. But when we measure productivity, what exactly are we measuring? In this short video, the British writer Steven Poole dissects how the word ‘productive’ lost its way, and why the concept itself comes up short.