This new book explains the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement system (ProMES) and how it meets the criteria for an optimal measurement and feedback system. It summarizes all the research that has been done on productivity, mentioning other measurement systems, and gives detailed information on how to implement this one in organizations. This book will be of interest to behavioral science researchers and professionals who wish to learn more about the practical methods of measuring and improving organizational productivity.
Preface. Part 1. The Productivity Measurement and Enhancement System (ProMES): An Introduction and Background. 1. The Value of Productivity Measurement. 2. Organizational Productivity: A Definition and Description. 3. Criteria for an Optimal Productivity Measurement and Feedback System. 4. The ProMES Approach: An Overview. 5. Theoretical Background Behind ProMES. 6. Comparison of ProMES to the Desireable Characteristics of a Measurement System. 7. Research Evidence Supporting ProMES. 8. Why ProMES Works. Part 2. How to Do ProMES in Your Organization. 9. Laying the Foundation: The Conditions Necessary for ProMES. 10. Key Decision Points when Starting System Development. 11. Developing Objectives and Indicators. 12. Developing Contingencies. 13. The Feedback System. 14. Getting the Complete Picture: Aggregation Across Units. 15. Tips on Implementing ProMES. 16. Automating Data Collection and Feedback Reporting. Part 3. Questions and Answers about ProMES. 17. Questions and Answers about ProMES: General Issues. 18. Questions and Answers about ProMES: Measurement. 19. Questions and Answers About ProMES: Feedback Reports and Meetings. Part 4. Other Productivity Improvement Techniques and Other ProMES Applications. 20. ProMES and Other Productivity Techniques. 21. Other Applications of ProMES. Conclusion. Appendixes A. Scholarly Work on ProMES. B. Description of the Indicator Classification System Categories. C. Examples of ProMES Objectives and Indicators. D. ProMES Contingency Worksheet. E. Template for Developing Contingencies.