Fortunately I don’t have a job with a lot of metrics attached. We just do the work when it comes up, as best we can.

I just read a Medium article about the metrics when working at Amazon. It that case, the metrics have gone way overboard.

I think there is balance with using metrics in many workplaces. We need wise metrics, ones that give managers good information and employees comprehensible job outcomes.

And I think we should understand why we have metrics in the first place: a lack of workplace excellence. A few years back, my aunt was in palliative care in a hospital. The nurses were gathered around their station talking about last weekend’s drunken party.

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