Team Metrics is a powerful new management concept that focuses on building great teams. Rather than measuring what the team produces, it focuses on how they get on with working together. In doing so, team metrics help managers effectively monitor their teams, allowing them to see which strategies are working and which ones are not. Managers can use team metrics to chart the team’s progress towards achieving set goals and can use the information from these charts to make changes that improve the team somehow. One of the most popular applications for team metrics is a measurement of staff productivity.
Measuring team productivity means that the manager gets useful insight into how well people are using their time, allowing them to identify opportunities for change and make plans to ensure that people are getting the most out of their work. By identifying areas for improvement, the manager can make strategic decisions about restructuring teams or even reorganizing the work processes to ensure that the team is as productive as possible.