The two organisations have developed a 10 percent Productivity Action Plan to tackle poor productivity with lazy staff costing Cairns businesses $178 million last year.Oh dear. Staff bludgers. In the private sector now? The relevant section in the Cairns Chamber 'report' actually says:
Cairns lost $178,200,000 of productivity in 2013 through disengaged employees alone. That equates to $2740 forgone profit for every employee every year*
The average productivity value for an employee in Cairns is $96,000 (Cairns Regional Council Data). A small 10% improvement in the productivity of the 65,000 employees across Cairns would deliver an additional $1.198 billion* in sales to our region every year.Que?
However yes, the Cairns Post variation from "disengaged" to "lazy" is from old mate Nick Dalton. Business editor at the Cairns Post. I wonder what kind of CV is actually required to be business editor at the Post? Let me reparaphrase an interpretation at least or more valid from a brief perusal of this so called 'report':
The two organisations have developed a plan based on unconfirmed proprietrary data to tackle a vaguely defined productivity problem in Cairns of inadequate management disengaging employees. We will charge fees for this.Never mind. I would have thought a Cut & Paste copy from another source was itself also the definition of lazy journalism? Perhaps Nick could justify such lazy plagiarism as a productivity boost for News Ltd?
* Apparently the Cairns Chamber was too lazy to even bother to appropriately footnote the data in their 'report'.