Firms in the United States are targeting 4.9 percent growth in 2011, and a new study from Hay Group finds they’re going to demand an increase in work force productivity to meet that goal.

The study, released Tuesday, reports global growth goals in most cases, outstrip International Monetary Fund (IMF) local economic forecasts for GDP growth. The U.S. growth target is well above the U.S. economic growth forecast of 2.8 percent reported in the latest figures released by the IMF.

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