Increasing Productivity

QWE Practice Guideline: 110: Design and implement a range of training programs to improve productivity, enhance wages, and optimize job success

Target group: Any organization supporting or employing individuals with disabilities

Practice Description

Make production goals and current production levels visual for staff to monitor.

Resources Needed


  • Visual aids – monitors, white boards, or other

Implementation Process


  • Each hour, charts posted by workstations are updated with current production goals
  • The charts also list the current production goals and customer requirements
  • Staff can compare their production rate to the goals and monitor their progress


  • SOPs
    • Policies and procedures for managing the charts
  • Training
    • Staff understanding of charts


  • Staff are empowered to monitor their own production levels and
  • Production and participation is increased
  • Productivity improvements lead to higher business volume opportunities and higher wages

NPA: Crossroads Industrial Services
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date Submitted: 2011