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What matters most is often the hardest to track. We then measure things we don't care about with the hope that it will give some clarity. The solution:
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There are two extremes of evaluating productivity: Input vs. Output
Some consultants are paid when the company profits go up, but no money is owed when there is no profit.
But, early management theorists noticed just having a consultant made people work harder. A consultant can make a fortune, even though the advice is worthless. The prob...
A dimension in measuring productivity is looking at the big picture or fine-grained details.
Instead of relying on a fixed standard, regularly tweak and adapt what you measure.
Changing what you're measuring may seem like a drawback, but it really makes your work more robust. Meta-feedback on what you measure stops you from reaching a fragile solution.
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Productivity metrics are a means of tracking and measuring how quickly and efficiently employees are completing assignments.
These metrics are also helpful insights to track, manage, and improve employee performance.
As you would expect, there are various types of employee productiv...
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Fixing employee productivity in the industrial age, when most workers were handling machinery and it’s parts, was a tedious but doable process. The managers had to fix the people who were making mistakes or were inefficient through systematic management.
Today, in the age of software and i...
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"I generally say developers want to do three things... They want to solve hard problems at scale. They want to see that hard problem when they solve it... get put to use! The third thing that I think, honestly, is they just don't want to work with jerks.
I think i...
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