Productiveness Vs Productivity
Volume: 17 Number: 2 Year: 2017

Kumar Lalit


Productivity and productiveness are different; Productivity refers to person’s capacity to effectively and efficiently achieve goals without wasting time, effort and resources. Productiveness being acceptance of morality and choosing to live the productive work and creating the image of one’s own values – that all work is creative work if done by a thinking mind. It is when the person thinks that nothing more is possible to you and nothing less is human.

Despite being an effective measure of Performance, Productivity may not provide a complete picture of things, especially when it comes to human beings as a resource factor. Amongst the four different factors of production,(man, machine, material, method ) human resource is the only active resource whereas, the other three are passive resources, hence the contribution of Human Resource cannot be and should not be simply measured in terms of Productivity. Therefore, it is suggested, to use the parameter of “Productiveness” to measure human contribution. Productiveness is a factor of ‘Ability to Perform’ and ‘Willingness to Perform’. Whereas the Ability to Perform can simply be improved through training, increasing Willingness to Perform, depends on increasing Welfare in the organization. Welfare as a concept is the combination of Wellness and Wellbeing, wherein Wellbeing is composed of employees’ Safety and Health at work, the Wellness factor revolves around the Happiness and Satisfaction of the employees. This paper thus explains the interrelations of Productiveness with Welfare, Wellbeing and Wellness taking into account other factors of Safety and Health as well.

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