Productivity is a measurement of the efficiency of production. This elusive metric is part of the everyday lingo because it’s one of the metrics we use to evaluate people and organizations.
Personal productivity is one of the biggest trends of the twenty-teens and has been developing hand in hand with the evolution of technology both inside and outside the workplace.
At times we tend to equate productivity as one of the measures of overall satisfaction with our peers and ourselves. This makes increasing one’s productivity an even more important task.
There are many theories around productivity. Industrial productivity has been studied and applied by Taylor and Ford. Post-industrial times see the rise of less directive, more creative approaches like the Pomodoro technique, Getting Things Done by David Allen, Lean Manufacturing, Agile Software Development, Scrum and many others.