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ERIC Number: ED273820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Productivity: An Overview.
Swartz, Carl
This training package explains productivity in terms of the difference between worker output and company input. Output is defined in terms of the products and/or services of an organization (number and/or quality of units produced, efficiency of time use, marginal profits) and in terms of behavior (labor turnover, disruptions in routine, wasted production, and work-related accidents). Next, input is defined in terms of wages, fringe benefits, and expenditures on training. Procedures for identifying an output problem and conducting a performance appraisal interview are outlined. The following strategies to encourage workers to increase their productivity are discussed: making working conditions more pleasant; providing such options as participative management, flextime, and job rotation; forming project teams and quality circles; and tying promotions and increases in fringe benefits to increases in productivity. A glossary and set of transparency masters are included. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational-Technical Schools.
Authoring Institution: N/A