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Hard numbers to improve productivity and culture

A data-driven, survey-based approach to measuring two of your most elusive and critical metrics—productivity and culture.

Measure what matters

It is incredibly difficult to quantify the productivity and an organisation’s culture—so most businesses don’t measure it at all—or worse yet—measure it with an engagement score. We’re changing that. The Productivity Pulse takes a data-based, people-centric, scientific approach to measuring your culture and productivity.

Collating data through an online staff survey, the Productivity Pulse provides a rich snapshot of the productivity and culture across all areas of your business.

With optional interviews, a deep-dive workshop, and company wide presentations to help you unpack results, the Productivity Pulse goes beyond the nebulous engagement score, quantifying how well your strategy is understood, embodied and executed. It delivers the data and actionable insights you need to benchmark your performance, and track your progress to improved productivity and execution.

“The Productivity Pulse has helped us understand our core operational strengths and our opportunities for improvement. It has enabled us to get our entire trans-Tasman team on the same page and focus on strategic improvements which have significantly improved our culture and performance.”
CEO
Steven Chaur
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KOGNITIVE’S PERFORMANCE PYRAMIDTM

The insights you need to sustain high performance

The Productivity Pulse utilises Kognitive’s proprietary Performance Pyramid to assess your tools, processes and culture across the seven key performance domains. Each domain is broken down into three to four key attributes which contribute to your organisation’s ability to execute.

The Productivity Pulse gives you a high-level overview of each of the key domains and a deep-dive analysis into each key attribute across all area of your business. It delivers unprecedented visibility into your organisation’s performance, allowing you to pinpoint specific performance challenges and deploy laser-focused improvement initiatives.

6 5 4 3 2 7 1 CULTURE PROCESSES TOOLS
  • 1.
    Direction
  • 2.
    Alignment
  • 3.
    Accountability
  • 4.
    Speed & Agility
  • 5.
    Focus
  • 6.
    Collaboration
  • 7.
    Leadership

Evaluate if the Productivity Pulse makes sense for you

Health Check.

Obtain critical insight into your Performance Pyramid in a matter of hours with the Productivity Health Check.

Discovery Call.

Book a call with a productivity specialist and evaluate for yourself if the Pulse is the most relevant option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions.

How long does it take to complete the Productivity Pulse?

How long does it take to complete the Productivity Pulse?

That depends on the size of your organisation and whether follow-up interviews are required, but the average turnaround time for the Productivity Pulse is 2–4 weeks.

How does the Productivity Pulse differ from an engagement survey?

How does the Productivity Pulse differ from an engagement survey?

Engagement surveys give you a hint at how your employees feel, but they don’t tell you how well they perform. Although staff engagement is an important element of a high performance organisation, it is only one of dozens of factors. Ignore the others and you risk doing more harm than good.

The Productivity Pulse differs in that it measures key indicators of your organisation’s ability to execute your strategy. It evaluates productivity and culture across the seven key performance domains of direction, alignment, accountability, speed and agility, focus and resilience, and collaboration. Engagement is evaluated within the Productivity Pulse, but it also addresses the other major elements which contribute to execution excellence.

In addition to the overall Productivity Pulse score, each of the key domains of the Performance Pyramid, and attributes within them are evaluated. This detailed breakdown of performance is conducted for each level, demographic and area of your business, helping you better identify and isolate challenges so you can develop more effective and targeted improvement initiatives.

How does the Productivity Pulse differ from the Productivity Health Check or Productivity Diagnostic?

How does the Productivity Pulse differ from the Productivity Health Check or Productivity Diagnostic?

Although all three tools use Kognitive's Performance Pyramid, they offer an increasingly more thorough view into your internal operations. The Productivity Health Check is the lowest resolution tool, followed by the Productivity Pulse and Productivity Diagnostic.

More specifically, the Productivity Health Check consists of a survey completed by one business leader and a report which highlights key findings. Results are delivered within four hours and it provides an excellent broad brush stroke assessment. The Productivity Pulse consists of a survey which is completed by all staff and a workshop and report which deliver key findings. It takes 2–4 weeks to complete and it provides a snapshot into an organisation’s culture and productivity at any given moment in time. The Productivity Diagnostic is the most comprehensive assessment. It reviews culture, process and financial performance to gain a 360 view of the effectiveness of your organisation's internal operations.

Book a discovery call to evaluate which assessment will best meet your needs, or get started with Kognitive’s low cost, low risk Productivity Health Check.

How does the Productivity Pulse differ from the Workflow Assessments?

How does the Productivity Pulse differ from the Workflow Assessments?

While the Productivity Pulse is a wide assessment covering all key areas which affect organisational performance, Workflow Assessments are deep assessments which dive into one key area (or more specifically, one key workflow). If you know you would like to improve a specific workflow or have already identified you are facing challenges in a particular workflow (such as the way strategy flows to execution or the way customers flow from enquiry to delivery to payment), then the Workflow Assessments will be the best tool. If you are looking for an organisational wide view of your operational performance then the Productivity Pulse will be the best tool. If you’re still unsure which option is best, book a discovery call and we can help you evaluate which makes most sense for you.

Does the Productivity Pulse provide recommendations on how we can improve our execution?

Does the Productivity Pulse provide recommendations on how we can improve our execution?

In our experience, firm recommendations are often ineffective because they don’t take into consideration your context, constraints and complexity. Instead of providing rigid recommendations, we find it more effective to provide you with improvement initiatives for consideration. In the debrief workshop we help you evaluate these options and evolve the most relevant strategies with you to meet your specific needs.

Is there a limit to the number of people who can complete the Productivity Pulse Survey?

Is there a limit to the number of people who can complete the Productivity Pulse Survey?

No. The Productivity Pulse can be run for organisations from 10 to 10,000 employees and beyond. Comparison reports and deep-dive provide just the right information to each department and team.

Should I survey everybody in the business with the Productivity Pulse?

Should I survey everybody in the business with the Productivity Pulse?

In most cases the answer is yes, but it really depends on your organisation’s structure, size and business type. Book a discovery call and we can evaluate what makes most sense for your business.

How frequently should we run the Productivity Pulse?

How frequently should we run the Productivity Pulse?

That depends on your current rate of change, initiatives and priorities. We recommend you conduct a Productivity Pulse every three to six months. Once a year can be a little too disconnected to evaluate the effectiveness of your improvement initiatives and once a month can be a little too intensive for staff.

How much does the Productivity Pulse cost?

How much does the Productivity Pulse cost?

The Productivity Pulse starts from as little as $5,000. Price varies depending on the size of the organisation and the add-ons chosen. We offer both stand-alone and subscription options for the Productivity Pulse. Book a discovery call to evaluate confirm the pricing for your organisation and preferences.

Is Kognitive able to help us implement improvement initiatives?

Is Kognitive able to help us implement improvement initiatives?

If the challenges you are facing align with our areas of expertise, we are able to provide you with assistance in implementing improvement initiatives. Click here to learn more about our implementation services.

Do you offer discounts on the Productivity Pulse?

Do you offer discounts on the Productivity Pulse?

Yes, our Pulse subscription plans offer a significant discount. We also offer a discount for not-for-profit profit organisations. Book a discovery call to discuss the details.

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Measuring your culture and productivity is the first step to improving it