Cost per Hour of Output
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Written by Dan Wain
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The 'Cost per Hour of Output' metric is designed to provide insight into the cost to complete an hour of Production Tasks.
There are 2 key inputs that impact the 'Cost per Hour of Output':

  1. The fully-loaded rates you are paying the staff members completing the work

  2. The Yield of Staff Members over the time-period you are running the report for.

For example, the table below illustrates the varying hourly rates and Yield performance across 3 teams:


Team A

Team B

Team C

Hourly rate








Cost per Hour of Output




The 'Cost per Hour of Output' is a valuable tool to assess the relative cost of production across your organization. It should be used as a means to ensure that you have good workload balance across your staff. That is, if you have highly-skilled, highly-paid staff members completing simplistic tasks, this metric will help you uncover that.

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