Baldrige Education Glossary: Productivity

Productivity

The term “productivity” refers to measures of the efficiency of resource use.

Although the term often is applied to single factors, such as the workforce (labor productivity), machines, materials, energy, and capital, the productivity concept applies as well to the total resources used in producing outputs. The use of an aggregate measure of overall productivity allows a determination of whether the net effect of overall changes in a process—possibly involving resource tradeoffs—is beneficial.

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