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Improving productivity sometimes can just be a matter of a company getting out of its own way. As people strive to receive promotions, there is a natural tendency for new policies and practices to be established. Sometimes, these new policies and practices improve productivity and the bottom line; sometimes they are at odds with productivity and profits. A practice that improves productivity initially can detract from it later on as the business model and company undergo change.
Anything that gets in the way of workers' abilities to produce quality products and services efficiently must be carefully examined. The barriers to productivity are many. Examples include:
Our productivity survey identifies barriers to productivity in place at an organization. Sometimes these productivity barriers are common throughout a company; sometimes different barriers are at work in different departments. In any case, we will give you the information and guidance you need to tactically target the barriers that are impeding your organization from being more productive.
Main Measurement Question
How would you rate the overall level of productivity at [THIS COMPANY]?
(Seven-point scale from very unproductive to very productive.)
Other Sample Questions
Disagree Strongly, Disagree Somewhat, Neutral, Agree Somewhat, Agree Strongly