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Nudge management: applying behavioural science to increase knowledge worker productivity
Authors and affiliations: Philip Ebert, Wolfgang Freibichler
Open AccessPoint Of View, First Online: 21 March 2017
Journal of Organization Design, December 2017, 6:4
Productivity Management in an Organization: Measurement and Analysiskongkiti phusavat
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Evidence-based Productivity Improvement: A Practical Guide to the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement System (ProMES)Robert D. Pritchard, Sallie J. Weaver, Elissa L. Ashwood
Routledge, 2012 - 316 pages
This new book explains the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement system (ProMES) and how it meets the criteria for an optimal measurement and feedback system. It summarizes all the research that has been done on productivity, mentioning other measurement systems, and gives detailed information on how to implement this one in organizations. This book will be of interest to behavioral science researchers and professionals who wish to learn more about the practical methods of measuring and improving organizational productivity.
Edmonton City Productivity Audit
Service Productivity Management: Improving Service Performance using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
H. David Sherman
Springer, 10-Sep-2006 - Business & Economics - 350 pages
The service economy is now the largest portion of the industrialized world's economic activity. This development has dramatically raised the importance of maximizing productivity excellence in service organizations. The correlation between the service economy and productivity excellence has lead service organization managers to recognize the value of using benchmarking techniques to identify and adopt best practices in their organizations. As the use of benchmarking metrics in service organizations has increased, correspondingly these organizations have improved continuously by allowing service units to learn from methods that prove the most effective. Service Productivity Management provides the insights and methods to answers questions on a whole range of productivity issues, of which some examples are: How do you manage profitability of a network of hundreds or thousands of branch offices disbursed over several states and countries? How can managed-care organizations manage the quality and cost of hundreds of physicians providing health services to millions of plan members? What methods would enable a government to ensure that the multiple offices serving citizens across a country are operating at low cost while meeting the required service quality? Each of these service settings are examples of the many service providers that deliver a complex set of services to a widely diversified set of customers. The book systematically explores complex service issues and analyzes each case for a variety of ways to improve service productivity, quality, and profitability. Service Productivity Management is an in-depth guide to using the most powerful available benchmarking technique to improveservice organization performance -- Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). (1) It outlines the use of DEA as a benchmarking technique. (2) It identifies high costs service units. (3) It isolates specific changes to each service unit to elevate their performance to the best practice services level providing high quality service at low cost. (4) And most important, it guides the improvement process. The discussion and methods are all supported by case-study applications to organizations that have sought and have successfully improved its performance. The techniques discussed in the book are accessible to any and all managers with access to Microsoft. Excel spreadsheet software (Excel). Throughout the book, step-by-step guidance is provided to enable any reader to apply DEA and the Excel software to their organization. Packaged with the book comes a ready-to-use DEA software CD for Microsoft. Excel Add-in to run DEA analyses on any set of organizations of interest to the reader.
Productivity Management: A Practical HandbookAuthor: Joseph Prokopenko
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ILO always emphasized the productivity of all resources instead of a single point focus on labor productivity.
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A Guide to Integrated Management of Productivity Activities
Full Book - Published in 2011 - Interesting Contents
SPRING's Productivity Management Program - APO report
Appoint a Productivity Manager for Your Organization - Singapore Govt. Message
Energy Productivity Management - Details of a training program
The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global StabilityWilliam W. Lewis
McKinsey Global Institute
University of Chicago Press, 01-Sep-2005 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
The Power of Productivity provides powerful and controversial answers to the question of ameliorating economic disparity among countries. William W. Lewis, the director emeritus of the McKinsey Global Institute, draws on extensive microeconomic studies of thirteen nations over twelve years—conducted by the Institute itself—to counter virtually all prevailing wisdom about how best to ameliorate economic disparity. Lewis's research, which included studying everything from state-of-the-art auto makers to black-market street vendors and mom-and-pop stores, conclusively demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, providing more capital to poor nations is not the best way to help them. Nor is improving levels of education, exchange-rate flexibility, or government solvency enough. Rather, the key to improving economic conditions in poor countries, argues Lewis, is increasing productivity through intense, fair competition and protecting consumer rights.
As The Power of Productivity explains, this sweeping solution affects the economies of poor nations at all levels—from the viability of major industries to how the average consumer thinks about his or her purchases. Policies must be enacted in developing nations that reflect a consumer rather than a producer mindset and an attendant sense of consumer rights. Only one force, Lewis claims, can stand up to producer special privileges—consumer interests.
The Institute's unprecedented research method and Lewis's years of experience with economic policy combine to make The Power of Productivity the most authoritative and compelling view of the global economy today, one that will inform political and economic debate throughout the world for years to come.
Measuring and Improving Organizational Productivity: A Practical Guide
Robert D. Pritchard
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1990 - 248 pages
Productivity has become a national priority. Its effects are being felt on all levels--national, industrial, and individual. An organization must be able to measure productivity before effectively improving it. This volume is the first practical guide for developing productivity measurement systems. It describes the use of the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement System (ProMES) designed by its author and his colleagues. An important tool for organizations, this step by step guide discusses how to measure productivity and then how to use this measurement.
Robert Pritchard's guide first presents a detailed description of the development and uses of ProMES. The background and description of ProMES is followed by details on how to develop ProMES in any organization. Questions and answers about using the system are discussed together with further issues on how to implement the system. The use of the system with other productivity improvement techniques is also covered. The volume concludes with a discussion on evaluating the effects of a productivity improvement system. It is a valuable practical source for industrial and organizational psychologists, management consultants, classes, and workshops.
No-Nonsense Guide to Measuring Productivity
W. Bruce Chew
HBR, JANUARY 1988 ISSUE
Productivity management: A neglected approach for reducing federal government costsAuthors
Peter J. Lemonias,
Brian L. Usilaner
Global Business and Organizational Excellence, Volume 3, Issue 2, Spring 1984
First published: March 1984, National Productivity Review, Volume 3, Issue 2,
Organizing for productivity management
National Productivity Review
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 141–150, Spring 1982
Updated 24 June 2017. 2 October 2016, 13 Sep 2015
First published: 29 October 2013