Measure Results, Not Hours, to Improve Work Efficiency – NYTimes.com

 

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Measure Results, Not Hours, to Improve Work Efficiency – NYTimes.com.

A great forward on how we should be managing results not time in the office.  Part of the article explores the holdover from industrial age thinking which continues to equate productivity with face time in the office to everyone’s detriment.

However, what I appreciated most on this piece was the concrete strategies on how to make the best of your office time.

Included are suggestions on limiting meetings (preview whether you think the meeting will be a productive use of your time, plan the meeting), reading more quickly (don’t read entire documents unless you have to) and writing more quickly (avoid an A plus product unless it really must be so) as well as email management (try to touch each piece of email only once and then file it appropriately).

Lastly, the author suggests that employees advance more discussions on the specific metrics of deliverables on projects so what successful results are, are clear.

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