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# 12 Examples of Work Efficiency

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Work efficiency, better known as productivity, is the value created in an hour of work. The following are illustrative examples.

## Design

A graphics designer produces 11 deliverables in a 200 hour work month representing productivity of one deliverable every 18.2 hours.

## Coding

A software developer ships 33 story points in a month.

## Projects

A project that consumes 1 million hours produces a project with payback of 1 billion dollars. The productivity rate of the project is \$1000 an hour.

## Sales

A software salesperson closes deals worth 1 million dollars in a 160 hour work month. This represents \$6,250 in revenue per hour.

## Services

A chef measures his output during a rush to discover that he has a peak productivity rate of about 40 dishes an hour.

## Art

An artist produces 33 works in a year representing a productivity rate of 2.75 works a month.

## Customer Service

A customer service representative earns 50 high customer satisfaction ratings in a 40 hour week. This represents productivity of 1.25 satisfied customers an hour.

## Maintenance

An elevator repair worker estimates her productivity with a system of repair points whereby complex repairs are 10 points, easy repairs are 2 points and inspections are 1 point. Her average productivity over a year is 155 repair points a month.

## Throughput

A manager responds to 45 emails an hour to clear her inbox in the morning. She views productivity in terms of minutes and targets an email a minute as a good pace to clear out requests and inquiries.

## Nations

A nation calculates a productivity rate using GDP and labor data to find that across the entire economy workers produce an average of \$66 dollars an hour in GDP.

## Industry

The agricultural industry of a region uses hours worked and industry revenue data to estimate labor productivity at \$41 dollars an hour.

## Organizations

An organization has net revenue of \$1 billion dollars and 10 million hours worked by employees. This represents productivity of \$100 an hour after all costs including salary have been paid.
 Overview: Work Efficiency Type Definition The value created in an hour of work. Better Known As Productivity Related Concepts

## Productivity

This is the complete list of articles we have written about productivity.
Attention Span
Automation
Bikeshedding
Busy Work
Discipline
Division Of Labor
Efficiency
Employee Productivity
Flow Theory
Labor Intensive
Low Productivity
Practical
Proactive
Process
Productivity Analysis
Productivity Goals
Productivity Mgmt
Routine Work
Self-Discipline
Social Loafing
Teamwork
Telecommuting
Time Boxing
Toil
Tools
Work
Work Attitude
Work Decisions
Work Ethic
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## Productivity

The basics of productivity.

## Flow

An overview of flow.

## Efficiency vs Productivity

The difference between efficiency and productivity.

## Knowledge Work

A definition of knowledge work with examples.

## Bottleneck

An overview of bottleneck with examples.

## Productivity Formula

How to calculate productivity with 3 examples.

## Productivity Improvement

The definition of productivity improvement with examples.

## Productivity Rate

The formula for productivity rate with calculation examples.

## Toil

The definition of toil with examples.

## Work Ethic

The definition of work ethic with examples.

## Time Management

A comprehensive guide to time management techniques.

## Backlog

A definition of backlog with examples.

## Mise en Place

An overview of mise en place.

## Productive Assumptions

An overview of productive assumptions.

## Doing The Unstuck

An overview of doing the unstuck.

## Types Of Time Management

The common types of time management.

## Single Tasking

A definition of single tasking with examples.

## Task Prioritization

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## Creative Productivity

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