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Productivity vs. Performance

Posted on 18/12/2021

The Social Pundit


Executives and managers alike tend to confuse productivity with performance. Some consider both terms as interchangeable or synonymous when they are not. But before I explain the relevance of these dissimilar terms in a workplace, allow me to define each.

Productivity, according to a business dictionary, is a measure of the efficiency of a person, machine, factory, or system that converts inputs into useful outputs. Performance is defined as the accomplishment of a given task measured against preset known standards of accuracy, completeness, cost and speed. In other words, productivity is the quantity of work while performance is the quality.

Understanding the difference between the two as it relates to employees in a company will allow for a better, more efficient work environment. At least, executives and managers would understand what expectations they are communicating to their employees.

When companies use these terms interchangeably, the employee is often accused…

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Dear Writer,

Posted on 21/04/2018

Don’t quit. Don’t stop. Don’t doubt. Your words are special. Your words are valuable. Even if it’s just for yourself, don’t stop. No matter how many readers you get, no matter how many people acknowledge you or criticize you, don’t you dare stop. There is someone  that wants to hear you. I once heard that writing is like having an accent. Well, your writing is unique and the words you pen are as important as anyone else’s.

Don’t look for accolades or view counts. Write because you enjoy it. Write because it takes away stress. Write because it’s who you are. Even if only you understand that simple truth, keep writing. The minute you stop believing you can, you won’t. Be vulnerable, be raw, be authentic. Your voice is yours and you can’t properly emulate someone else’s.

Stay true to yourself, work hard if you must and celebrate yourself even if you’re the only one doing so. Don’t chase money or fame. Don’t forget the reason why you started writing. Chase the dreams that inspire you to write. And if you must, give yourself a break. All bestselling authors began with a rough draft.

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