The term factor , of Latin origin, has various uses. In the field of mathematics , it is known as factor each of the quantities or expressions that can be multiplied to form a product . Factor is also called the submultiple .
The factoring it is an algebraic operation to express a number or an object as the product of other smaller factors. That is, the multiplication of these factors results in the original number or object. For example: the number 21 can be factored into the multiplication of prime numbers 3 and 7 (7 × 3 = 21).
On a general level, a factor is a element or one concause (which, together with another, is the cause of an effect): "Smoking is a risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease", "Several factors influenced the defeat of the Argentine team".
It is known as production factors or productive factors to the resources that, combined in a productive process, add value in the elaboration of goods and services. The classical economy recognizes three fundamental factors: land , he capital and the job .
X Factor or X-Factor is a grouping of superheroes created by Marvel Comics . His first alignment, presented in 1986 , included all five X Men originals On the other hand, X Factor It is also a television program dedicated to the search for musical talents.
Finally, it should be noted that The X Factor It is a record of the English band Iron maiden which was edited in 1995 and that is the first album of the group without the singer Bruce Dickinson .
The human factor
In the organizational sphere there is the concept of human factor, which refers to one of the elements that are part of a company and that brings together those qualities that people put at the service of the organization to achieve the objectives they have.
It is a multidimensional phenomenon that is intimately relegated to an endless number of internal and external variables. Among the internal factors we can mention the capacity for learning, perception and motivation on the part of those who are part of the company, while external factors are related to certain issues that make up the fundamental characteristics of the organization, such as reward and punishment systems to motivate employees, social, political factors and existing group cohesion.
According to the type of organization the human factor varies; if it is a service company human value will be prioritized and in the case of a production company, performance in the activity that is required of each employee will be valued mainly.
To choose your employees efficiently, it is necessary to analyze the objectives you have and to consider the methods to achieve them. These aspects in the planning of the operation of a company are responsible for the sector of human Resources, which is present in all organizations.
It is worth mentioning that for human resources, Man is an entity that evolves over time thanks to the changes that develop in his environment and, living within a society or belonging to a group (as is the case of being part of a company) shares its evolution with those around it, thus collaborating with the collective development.
The four pillars that make up the human factor are: personal factor, human resources, human capital and human talent; based on the various forms that they acquire over time, the organization will prosper or decline.