Productivity matters for wellbeing
• Achieving higher productivity improves our overall wellbeing, by increasing the nation’s incomes and our ability to produce and afford the goods and services that underpin a happy, healthy life.
• This allows us to invest in public goods and services that benefit everyone, such as schools, hospitals, and infrastructure.
• Improved productivity also enables us to enjoy more time with family, whānau, friends
and community, spend more on improved collective wellbeing, and pursue social and environmental goals.
• The distribution – across and within groups and communities around the rohe – of the gains from higher productivity also matters for individual and overall wellbeing.