April 8th, 2014 |
March Madness is over.
So is the first quarter of 2014.
What’s your score?
My survey of 6,000 executives worldwide shows that most organizations do a poor job of tracking performance.
Organizations everywhere track things that do not connect intellectually, financially or emotionally to the people doing the work. They track too many things, so people don’t know which top three indicators matter most. And they fail to make the performance they’re tracking visible so that people can see how what they’re doing is helping and get a sense of accomplishment.
Your first quarter score will not guarantee where you’ll finish 2014, but it’s one indicator.
Do the people on your team know how you’re keeping score?
Do they know what they can do to help the organization win?
To dive even deeper into the topic of accountability, I invite you to purchase a copy of my bestselling book, “Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture.”
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