Idea: effectiveness management

To what end does going to the extreme in quantifying your productivity serve? How does knowing the number of emails sent or tasks completed provide any meaning? In the future, we will have productivity tools to measure the effectiveness of our actions, and help us optimize actions against end goals.

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steve March 18, 2011 Reply

As the old saying goes, “what gets measured gets done.” Paying writers by the word or programmers by the line of code does create incentives to produce, but both can lead to things like content farms and bloatware (respectively). Any metric for “quality” or “effectiveness” are also likely to get gamed.

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