GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski
If you’re asked to be faster, choose to be more effective. There’s nothing slower than being fast at something that doesn’t matter.
If you’re given a goal to be more productive, instead, improve effectiveness. There’s nothing less productive than making the wrong thing.
If you’re measured on efficiency, focus on effectiveness. Customers don’t care about your efficiency when you ship them the wrong product.
If you’re asked to improve quality, that’s good because quality is an important element of effectiveness.
If you’re asked to demonstrate more activity, focus on progress, which is activity done in an effective way.
If you’re asked to improve your team, ask them how they can be more effective and do that.
Regardless of the question, the answer is effectiveness.
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