DailyGood.org: News That Inspires

Oct 17, 2017

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. --William Bruce Cameron

What We Measure. What We Value. And Why the Difference Matters.
This thought-provoking piece highlights the problems that can occur when we let what we measure tell us what to value. "Whether you are in business, government, non-profit or academics, the metrics that surround you drive your action. The purpose of all these metrics is to drive productive action, and if you instead interpret these metrics as a measure of value, a very different set of counter-productive actions can emanate. This realization is an invitation to make an audacious attempt to first understand what productive action is in your context: that action which helps your work come alive and connects you to the rest of humanity through your unique contribution." [more...]

Take Action:Think of something you wish to accomplish by the end of the year. Now, come up with one small productive action you can take every day from now until then to help you achieve it.

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