Activity Analysis - Meaning & Definition

Published by MBA Skool Team, Last Updated: November 19, 2015

What is Activity Analysis?

It refers to the analysis of activities and its impact on an organization. It involves splitting an activity into small parts and then analyzing its sub components. It can vary from the number of activities being executed to the number of people working on a particular idea or the time spent by them on that idea. It is done through different types of questionnaire, direct interview, and focused group discussion.

It is done to understand activities and occupations to determine their demands. It improves the thought process too by providing an understanding of what is needed in order to perform an activity and at the same time, reduces cost, time and number of staff needed for an activity.


Factors that Influence Performance

Culture – Beliefs, patterns, behavior standards, social expectations.

Environment – (Physical) Terrain, buildings, furniture, objects, tools.

Social – Significant others

Personal – Age, gender, socioeconomic status, education.

Spiritual – Inspirations, motivations

Temporal – Stage of life, time of day, time of year, duration.


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