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Measuring Productivity (New Manager)

By BJR ·
I am a new (6 mo.) manager of my companies Application Development group. My background is in networking, so I am having problems finding ways to measure my teams productivity. Any helpful hints or suggestions?

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Measuring Productivity (New Manager)

by dick In reply to Measuring Productivity (N ...

You may begin by redefining your role as a "leader", and not a "manager". People manage things, not people. Leaders are facilitators and sponsors to providing what people need to get their work done.
Next build a foundation whereby accountabilityis clear to all, because one cannot measure performance if accountability for the desired outcome is not well known.
To establish accountability, responsibility must be aligned with the required authority to act on that responsibility. Repsponsibility + Authority = Accountability
Once in place and working measure performance to meeting the accountable objectives. Thus you have productivity values for the individual as well as the organization.
Please note this policy is best established from the top of the corporation, down. If it is not, then you may be restricted in many areas wherein you have a constrained level of authority yourself available to delegate. It is still a good place to start.
Good luck.

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