I’m fully aware that productivity is supposed to refer to, in analogous terms, the student who sleeps in class, skips a lot of class, spends the pre-exam period spending time with people and still does well in the exams. (The alternative view would term this as “Undeserving”.) The politically favourable way would be to call this the success of “Teach Less, Learn More”, which we don’t hear of anymore these days. Teach less, learn more does sound like the embodiment of productivity though.
Of course, it will be politically incorrect to compare a productivity drive to a student who works less but produces more.
And it almost sounds as if the so-called “productivity” called for in this “marathon without a finish line” is really….
Earn Less, Work More.
In principle, it is probably untrue (Creative means and technological/skills upgrading!) and just a funny thought. In reality, somethings are easier to resort to than others — and will probably be the case.
Eh, wait — isn’t that the opposite of productivity….
(It’s the good student who takes notes in class, mugs her balls out and ends up only mediocre. Pardon the unintended sexist reference)