What is Yield?
Learn about the Yield metric and how it's calculated.
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Written by Dan Wain
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Yield is how productive a Group or Individual is when at work.

In order to determine the Yield of a team or an individual we need to know the following pieces of information:

  • Available Time - Total time spent at work (this includes Utilized Time and Time spent on Supporting Tasks)

  • Output - the hours of Production Tasks completed

The formula for Yield is:

Yield = Output / Available Time

The diagram below provides us with all the information we need to determine what the Team's Yield is. It also includes the inputs we need to also calculate Utilization and Contribution...but for now, we will focus on Yield:

Let's extract the information we require:

  1. Output = 60 hours

  2. Available Time = 200 hours

Now we simply need to calculate the Yield = 60 / 200 = 30%

It's important to remember that two factors plays a large role in impacting Yield:

  • Friction - like Contribution, Yield will be inversely impacted by the amount of Friction encountered

  • Utilization - A low Utilization will have a considerable effect on the Yield. This is not a bad thing, it simply means that if a team or staff member spends a lot of their time on Supporting Tasks then it will be difficult for them to achieve a high Yield.

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