Thoughtful piece on targets. When are they useful and how do you really make improvements? When is a result a signal and when is it just noise?
Thanks to ThinkPurpose for reblogging so that I could read it and reblog it too.
Let me use an example to explain:
I was thinking about this as I was walking the dog the other day. I use the same route, along the beach each day, and it takes me roughly the same time – about 30 minutes.
If I actually timed myself each and every day (and didn’t let this fact change my behaviour) then I would find that the walk might take me on average 30 minutes but it could range anywhere between, say, 26 and 37 minutes.
I think you would agree with me that it would be somewhat bizarre if it always took me, say, exactly 29 minutes and 41 seconds to walk the dog – that would just be weird!
You understand that there are all sorts…
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