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Big-Picture and Fine-Grained Detailed

A dimension in measuring productivity is looking at the big picture or fine-grained details.

  • The big picture: Looking back over the years, how much difference did it make?
  • Fine-grained means adding up the hours worked, which gives an immediate measure of progress.

But there is a trade-off. The big picture is slow to measure and may only be visible in the long run.

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