If there is one thing that executives and managers never want to disrupt it would be productivity.
As most managers know, productivity is the ability to make use of resources while producing profitable goods and services. Put another way that means, are you producing enough profitable outputs given your resource inputs? The measure of productivity is the assessment of a company’s performance and can be used to gauge how efficient the business is.
When productivity is high so too is profitability. The importance of productivity is that it is an active means of gauging the effectiveness of an organization’s operations to produce profits. Profits are the end result of productivity. It comes as no surprise that managers at all levels of the organization do not want to decrease productivity.
One problem that often develops as a result of the pressure to increase productivity is forsaking security for perceived efficiency gains. Managers often view security as an obstacle to increasing productivity. The perception seems to be that increasing security measures will get in the way of people’s ability to get their job done. While it is fairly easy to see how they came to that conclusion, it is simply not true. The reality is much better actually, companies can integrate security into their business process improvement frameworks. Allowing managers to not just eliminate waste but to enhance security as well.
Where the Does Pressure for Productivity Come From?
The drive for perpetually increasing productivity comes from the sources of profits for companies, costs reductions and revenues.
When a company reduces their wasteful costs they are able to increase saving which in turn increases their profits. Additionally reducing waste can lead to a more streamlined production process and optimized operations. This can yield either a higher quantity of product or a better (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-awareness/optimize-cyber-security-productivity/