Measure With People

Metrics that are easy to read and simplify complex formulas are awesome.  Charts that show improvement rock.  Real-time telemetry amazes.  However, if we stare at the dashboard too long it is easy to replace numbers for people.  We let systems and schedules run the people instead of vice-versa.  How do you make sure the people are always the first point of focus? 

Great leaders would never sacrifice the people to save the numbers; they would sooner sacrifice the numbers to save the people. – Simon Sinek

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s