Effective Performance Scott Grant
Effective performance explained
Effective performance involves much more than just the speed or indeed the effort which people are seen to be applying at a point in time.
Effective performance is the real productivity measure of a worker or group of workers. It is the work content set against the attendance time. This is a more accurate reflection of the ‘output’ measured against the cost of a shift or day or week, which could well include wasted, ineffective or lost time.
The three key factors that contribute to effective performance
The three key factors that contribute to effective performance are utilisation, effort and method. Speed is certainly important but is often affected by organisational issues. This restricts the ability always to work consistently and quickly.
How much of a working day do people actually work?
What influences utilisation?
Awaiting instructions or materials, overmanning or insufficient work, problems with flow or space, equipment failure, extended breaks or rest…
How much vigour and dexterity does the person apply to the actual task?
What influences effort?
Clear targets with monitoring, motivation, working conditions and ergonomics, the person’s dexterity, rhythm and concentration…
How effective and efficient are the processes, layouts, equipment and materials?
What influences method?
Good equipment and layout, well defined processes, consistently available information and materials, minimal personal movement and material handling, appropriate balance and flow…
A 10% improvement in productivity could be almost like having 13 months’ work for the cost of 12.
If you need to improve capacity or reduce costs, or you need accurate data to determine how best to cope with change, we can provide the right way forward – cost-effectively. Remember that improving productivity is about making the better use of all your resources and vitally, making much better use of the critical ones.
Whichever business sector you operate in, the chances are we’ve helped people to address their productivity issues and improve the way they operate.
Scott-Grant can really help you improve your productivity and become more streamlined.
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