# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Marketing, Advanced Task 896546654

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain productivity and its effects on individual businesses and the economy as a whole.

Definition

Explanation should include

  • ways to measure productivity
  • the importance of increased productivity
  • types of productivity measured (e.g., employee, business, industry, national)
  • ways to increase productivity (e.g., training, technology, risk management, incentives)
  • the impact of productivity on individual businesses and the overall economy.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What role does productivity play in a strong economy?
  • How is productivity of marketing activities measured?
  • What happens to a business when productivity declines?
  • How can a business increase productivity?
  • What effect does increasing or decreasing productivity have on profit?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

History and Social Science

GOVT.14

The student will apply social science skills to understand economic systems by

  1. identifying the basic economic questions encountered by all economic systems;
  2. comparing the characteristics of traditional, free market, command, and mixed economies, as described by Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and
  3. evaluating the impact of the government’s role in the economy on individual economic freedoms.

Other Related Standards

National MBAResearch Standards-Business Administration

Analyze cost/profit relationships to guide business decision-making.

 

Maintain workflow to enhance productivity.

 

Manage staff growth and development to increase productivity and employee satisfaction.

 

Understand the nature of business to show its contributions to society.