Prodoscore Research Council Launches, Showcases Benefits of Productivity Intelligence
Prodoscore announces the Prodoscore Research Council, an esteemed group of HR, Future of Work and productivity experts who will work together to bring visibility to worker productivity, with the ultimate goal of improving employee performance and engagement, and driving success. Prodoscore is the leader in productivity intelligence software, creating a new SaaS (News - Alert) category within the technology ecosystem.
"Prodoscore has married productivity and positive psychology in the workplace," said Eric Frazer, Psy.D., a member of the research council and Consulting Psychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor-Yale University School of Medicine. "The innovation of Prodoscore's platform lies in its application of proven psychological science to accurately measure human behavior motivators and performance outcomes. My analysis of their system shows they can upscale organizations with a tool that promotes equality for performance appraisals and offers precise and useful insights to elevate team and people performance."
The initiative's first report, produced in partnership with a team of Organizational Behavior doctoral students at Claremont Graduate University, sought to better understand what types of decisions can be made with Prodoscore's data set. The report details opportunities for managing labor flow, performance trends and key indicators, and overall employee engagement.
The Doctoral students used the Prodoscore team as a case study to gather these insights.
"The value of Prodoscore comes from its potential to allow us to test our organizational theories objectively with the data collected. It empowers us to uncover new insights using data analytic methods common in fields such as econometrics and ecology with information that extends beyond self-reporting biases," said Adrian Reece, Principal Statistical Consultant and Doctoral Student.
"Prodoscore also allows us to better understand areas in human capital management, such as how to improve work engagement, productivity performance, and data ethics and privacy. Currently, we are looking to examine these areas particularly in the context of diversity, equity and inclusion" said Lawrence Chan, Research and Analytics Consultant and Doctoral Candidate.
Insights from Prodoscore allow organizations to cluster people based on specific indicators, dynamically showing how similar various groups of performers behave (high, average and low).
In Prodoscore's case, the data-generated heat map highlighted that average performers spread their time among multiple platforms, while both high and low performers spend more time engaged in a single platform. These differences indicate that high performers are more likely to leverage or develop their strengths through mastery practice design to become more effective, while low performers focus their attention on platforms with smaller returns.
The report also shows a significant increase in productivity and engagement (use of tools) in 2020 vs. 2019. At Prodoscore, engagement in March 2020 was almost double engagement in March 2019; and by September 2020, engagement remained high, with just a slight dip compared to March, suggesting the habits that increased productivity stuck.
"Our software captures the natural cadence of workplace productivity and gives managers the ability to predict employee outcomes with greater confidence and accuracy," said Tom Moran, Chief Strategy Officer at Prodoscore. "The insights in the report from the Doctoral team provide an in-depth look at performance across all of our departments and clearly demonstrate how our software enhances awareness of work habits, and empowers employees to track their productivity practices in their pursuit of excellence."
The technology can also gauge employee retention over the course of a specific time period. At Prodoscore, taking into consideration that 2020 will register a lot of anomalies, no employees left the company from January to March, while May accounted for the greatest number of employee exits.
Prodoscore data can also help illuminate whether employees are pushing their limits through extensive bursts of higher-than-average productivity or if they are experiencing a dip in effectiveness. With this type of data, savvy managers can learn to track successful or worrisome patterns of behavior and identify opportunities for coaching. In this way, decisions about employee performance can be made in a less subjective manner, and peers can be both rated and rewarded appropriately for their productivity.
The Prodoscore Research Council will be releasing additional data before year-end, specifically as a follow up to a May report that highlighted productivity trends across approximately 30,000 Prodoscore users.
The Organizational Behavior Doctoral Students at Claremont University
The Organizational Behavior Team is made up of Ph.D candidates in Organizational Behavior at Claremont Graduate University, The Claremont Colleges. In partnership with Prodoscore, the team is responsible for analytical insights that describe, predict, and improve employee performance management using the latest trends in big data and machine learning techniques.
Prodoscore™ is a company dedicated to empowering teams to be more effective and productive, validated with improved performance and enhanced contributions. By providing visibility into employee activities through a single, easy-to-understand productivity score, a "prodoscore" is calculated to improve workforce productivity and streamline the employee experience. Prodoscore works seamlessly with cloud tools like Google (News - Alert) Workplace, Office365, CRM systems, and VoIP calling platforms, allowing it to be quickly implemented and maintained. Learn more at prodoscore.com.
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