Print Email Facebook Twitter Developing the organization's productivity strategy in various sectors of industry Title Developing the organization's productivity strategy in various sectors of industry Author Oeij, P.R.A. de Looze, M.P. Have, K.T. van Rhijn, J.W. Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. Publication year 2011 Abstract Purpose: The paper aims to present an approach to improve the organisation's productivity which is applicable in every industrial sector. The nucleus of the approach is to develop an optimal productivity strategy in an organization by the application of a uniform static model of productivity (Q4-model), covering quantity and quality aspects and applicable to various sectors of industry, and a dynamic control cycle. Design/methodology/approach: The study discusses the steps of the approach and presents three case studies from different industrial sectors where the approach has been applied. Findings: The approach has proven to be uniformly applicable in all three cases from these different sectors, namely consultancy, health care and manufacturing. Across these applications highly different productivity-related challenges, productivity strategies, and specific interventions are described in the perspective of the Q4-model. Research limitations/implications: The approach is not made for measuring the quantity and quality input and output factors of productivity. Practical implications: The approach succeeds in developing a productivity strategy which combines quantity and quality input and output factors and supports the transformation of a strategy analysis into a practical intervention. Originality/value: The approach is unique in its uniform applicability to every industrial sector and is helpful to entrepreneurs, managers and innovators. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Subject OrganisationSP - Sustainable ProductivityBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingKnowledge workManufacturingManufacturing systemsProductivityProductivity rateQ4-model of productivityQualityService industry To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4cfc4428-266c-46e5-9f93-5deeb6acc9ac DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/17410401211187525 TNO identifier 443693 ISSN 1741-0401 Source International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 61 (1), 93-109 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.