'Daily, weekly or monthly' translates to this: regularly. Random measurement of progress is no measure of success. By the time you decide to take your business' pulse, it could have flat-lined. Regular check-ups - scheduled so that everyone knows where and how measurements will be taken - are crucial to keeping your business healthy.
Michael Byrnes, StrategyPal founder
E. E. Cummings said it even more brutally: 'Nothing measurable matters ... a very good God damn.' Exactly the opposite of the previous quote, but that doesn't make either untrue, in this intriguing dialectic. Practically speaking, measurement, as mentioned above, is the key to action in business, and necessary for assessing progress. However, the intangibles of life - those things that cannot be counted, measured, quantified or categorised - are at least as important. Things like respect, integrity, quality, fairness, philanthropy, and so on - these form the bedrock of values upon which we build our business, and we dismiss them at our peril.
And the corollary, of course, is that what doesn't get measured doesn't get done. This applies to managing employee productivity, obviously, but it also applies to your own. StrategyPal is predicated on the belief that regular, strategic measurement and assessment doesn't just keep your business moving in the right direction, it also helps you find unexpected - and lucrative - new directions to pursue.
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