Productivity refers to the amount of work produced either per worker or per hour worked and focuses on how well a system can use its resources to achieve its goal.

Productivity is the subject of much discussion in the UK as the latest reports claim that productivity generally has fallen. This is why we’re working with the sector to explore how we can measure and maximise productivity across the adult social care workforce. 

Measuring productivity is complex, especially in adult social care, and there are no straightforward ways to measure it.

We’ve developed a draft model that outlines some of the ways that employers can measure productivity, and some of the ways they can improve it.

The model is based around four key factors, identified through our research in 2018/19, to influence productivity:

  • culture and supervision
  • inclusive leadership and management
  • learning and development
  • health and wellbeing.

You can read the research report here, and download a presentation of the key points.

Join our steering group

We want to start conversations about productivity in adult social care.

We’re looking for adult social care employers to join the steering group to support the development, promotion and testing of the model over the coming months.

If you’re interested in getting involved or would like further information about the steering group, please email us by Friday 31 May 2019.