Originated by: Dr Felicia Rivera Megret
Productivity describes various measures of the efficiency of production. A productivity measure is expressed as the ratio of output to inputs used in a production process, i.e. output per unit of input. Productivity is a crucial factor in production performance of schools, businesses, societies and nations. Increasing national productivity can raise living standards because more real income improves people’s ability to purchase goods and services, enjoy leisure, improve housing and education and contribute to social and environmental programs.
This module looks at why productivity is important, how it affects a school, how it impacts on business, where it affects the environment and how it impacts on a nation.