The productivity from a human perspective: Dimensions and factors

Mirza Marvel Cequea, Carlos Rodríguez Monroy, Miguel Angel Núñez Bottini

Abstract


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the literature, for both theoretical foundations and empirical research, in order to establish relationships between the variables related to human factors and their impact on productivity.

Design/methodology/approach: The strategy employed corresponds to a descriptive non-experimental design, which is the establishment of three criteria for the literature review, in order to narrow down the topic to research works relating productivity with the human factor. This was investigated in databases and journals dealing with related topics, in addition to consulting doctoral theses and published books concerning the influence of human factors on productivity. About 250 papers which were considered the most relevant for the research were selected.

Findings:  As a result of this exploration the classification of the factors in two dimensions that are manifested in people when they act in organizations was highlighted: the psychological and the psychosocial dimension. Human factors included in these dimensions are: individual factors (motivation, skills, job satisfaction, identification, commitment and involvement with the organization), group factors (participation, cohesion and management conflict) and organizational factors (organizational culture, organizational climate and leadership). All these factors have an impact on the productivity of the organization and are addressed in this research.

Originality/value: The selected variables were used to formulate a model that incorporates the human factors identified and considers the phenomenon in a comprehensive manner. It will be addressed through multivariate analysis, with the possible application of structural equations in order to assess the causal relationships that may exist between factors and productivity.


Keywords


productivity, human factor, human perspective, psychological dimensions, psychosocial dimensions

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3926/ic.194


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Intangible Capital, 2004-2019

Online ISSN: 1697-9818; Print ISSN: 2014-3214; DL: B-33375-2004

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