Productivity Improvement

Organizational productivity is inextricably linked to human productivity, whether developed and supported for individuals, groups, or the total organization. Why then is it commonly measured Top-Down in terms of units produced, hours worked, or revenue generated?


All of these quantitative measures may have benefits for high-level organizational oversight, yet they Manage Down for productivity leaving so many preventable costs and lost revenues embedded in workforce performance.  Today’s web-based learning and self-management tools offer the opportunity to greatly reduce this waste by obtaining  a whole new level of human performance at its source – leveraging the full thinking power of the human mind.

Executive Function fits into this continuous learning, workforce management paradigm by addressing one of the major root causes of human failure, poor practices, and related waste within an organization. Our EF-enabled tools for productivity improvement are designed as part of a Systems Approach based on a conceptual and analytical framework where all the operations and finances of the organization are interrelated and interdependent, forming a complex interconnected system.

Transformative productivity improvement requires both qualitative and quantitative metrics for performance by individuals, groups and employee populations.  Human-centered Productivity rooted in Executive Function measurement enables organizational leaders and managers to reorient their perspective and thinking:

  • Workforce management and employee retention at all stages of the employment lifecycle present one of the largest profit and revenue upsides within executive direct control
  • Instead of focusing on “Top Talent” which oftentimes is subjective and limits executive span of control; the much greater performance improvement opportunity lies in stabilizing the workforce and engaging the performance of All employees
  • Executive Function measurement provides KPI-correlations with immediate ROI payback potential, plus data-driven insights into how best to obtain the Best out of People through the right job fit, continuous learning and personal development, including improved communications

Questions that can be addressed by EF Assessment and Data Analysis include:

  • How does EF measurement improve recruitment and fit, performance, and readiness for advancement?
  • What are the EF skills of employees at the outset and how have they changed through awareness and training?
  • How can EF measurement help identify those who can handle high stress positions and conversely support those who can’t?
  • What high-risk and independent roles require strong EF skills?
  • Which teams need to be rebalanced on EF for optimal performance?
  • Which recruitment source yields the strongest EF talent? 
  • How has EF measurement aided in the predictability of hiring and performance success?
In addition, there are Operational Impacts with EF roots in such areas as Up-Time versus Down-Time, Speed of Response, and Error Rates.   Consequently, EF skills mapping can be deployed to address gaps and bottlenecks within organizational process flows in relation to Customer Success and Product / Service Delivery Systems.