Work efficiency, better known as productivity, is the value created in an hour of work. The following are illustrative examples.
DesignA graphics designer produces 11 deliverables in a 200 hour work month representing productivity of one deliverable every 18.2 hours.
CodingA software developer ships 33 story points in a month.
ProjectsA 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.
SalesA software salesperson closes deals worth 1 million dollars in a 160 hour work month. This represents $6,250 in revenue per hour.
ServicesA chef measures his output during a rush to discover that he has a peak productivity rate of about 40 dishes an hour.
ArtAn artist produces 33 works in a year representing a productivity rate of 2.75 works a month.
Customer ServiceA customer service representative earns 50 high customer satisfaction ratings in a 40 hour week. This represents productivity of 1.25 satisfied customers an hour.
MaintenanceAn 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.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.
NationsA 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.
IndustryThe agricultural industry of a region uses hours worked and industry revenue data to estimate labor productivity at $41 dollars an hour.
OrganizationsAn 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.
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