How productivity is measured without tracking time?

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    Andy Clark
    Asked on July 24, 2019 at 09:01 AM

    Hey Aytekin, you mention measuring productivity but how is that actually done?

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to measure achievement, instead of hours

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    Answered on July 24, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Measuring productivity without counting hours can be achieved by cultivating a new attitude and culture.

    Managers and CEO's should lead by example for their employees. Prioritize and have self-control or discipline from unnecessary distractions. Respecting the time of others would also help.

    Teamwork is another key paired with effective communication. Each person share their skill sets to get a job done and are held accountable. By tracking the project progress and not setting hard deadlines.

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    Andy Clark 
    Answered on July 24, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Cheers Jed. I appreciate that the main thing is the change of culture for managers and teams. Those are what can drive the increase in productivity but how do you know if that cultural change has been successful?

    For example you could look at the number of deliverables completed vs the number that were planned to be completed. Or you could use peer feedback to get a subjective measure.

    Was just wondering what you used at Jotforms.