ADJ. high, low | greater, improved, increased | lost The strike took a heavy toll in lost productivity. | agricultural, labour, manufacturing
QUANT. level Farmers are struggling to maintain a level of productivity that generates an acceptable income.
VERB + PRODUCTIVITY boost, improve, increase, raise | decrease, reduce
PRODUCTIVITY + VERB increase, rise | decrease, drop, fall
PRODUCTIVITY + NOUN level | gains, growth, increase | deal Management is negotiating a new productivity deal with the union.
PHRASES a decline/reduction in productivity, a gain/an improvement/an increase in productivity, growth in productivity Wage increases outpaced growth in productivity.