Productivity is defined as executing work to achieve results, technically it is
expressed as the ratio of input to achieve the desired output, often used in
production processes. Nowadays it can also be used a measure of an employee's
Being productive is not the same as being busy. It is quite possible to look busy
and not be productive at all! The outcomes or results from the person are the
measures of productivity. Organisations are focused on productivity because they
would like to gain more output from each employee.
Employee productivity is often linked to employee happiness and engagement. If a
person is able to accomplish work more effectively and efficiently, with tools
and support at their disposal, they feel they have added value and accomplished
something with their day. Consequent rewards, recognition, and advancement
opportunity will thereby increase employee happiness.