[FoRK] RPE and understanding company performance
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Thu Jun 17 21:49:04 PDT 2010
On 6/17/10 9:22 PM, Bill Humphries wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2010, at 9:14 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:
>> You know, I've long been obsessed with EPE as a key indicator of... something important about how different companies go about their business. Wish more people paid attention to this metric and what it *means* --- particularly in terms of how to get things done.
> Now I'd love to see the salary distributions mapped against that chart.
And over time.
Plus perhaps with a tier or two of employees stripped off. Amazon for
instance has a lot of warehouse / shipping / fulfillment employees. I'd
like to see the labor-intensive part of the business separated from
eng/corporate/marketing. In other words, unskilled / semi-skilled labor
is a scalable commodity that is somewhat disconnected from the creation
/ management part of the business. For instance, if every employee of
every McDonalds franchise were counted, the profit-per-employee would be
tiny and hide what is really going on at the corporate level.
Conversely, eBay's profit doesn't give you a good feel for average
profit per working participant.
> -- whump
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