If You Cannot Measure It …Five beliefs that erode workplace motivation (Part 5)

A great article on placing importance on things that can’t be measured. People, relationships, emotions, attitude – what motivates and inspires, these are things we maybe should focus on more at work. Then numbers and results will naturally follow.

Blanchard LeaderChat

bigstock-Measurement-With-Caliper-44942719As we have discovered with all five of the eroding beliefs in this series of posts, completing this statement falls off the tongue:  If you cannot measure it, it doesn’t matter.

I was a longtime aficionado of SMART goal setting when the “M” stood for “Measurable.” However, over time, I found that a specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound goal simply was not SMART enough. I changed the “M” to “Motivating” and moved measurable into the “S” (Specific). Adding another dimension to make my goals more emotionally compelling worked for me. It seemed to work for others, too. Now the science of motivation explains why.

The nature of things that cannot be measured.

Setting measurable goals and outcomes is important. Having a defined finish line in front of you can be positively compelling. In my previous post, I encouraged leaders and individuals to ensure a higher level of results…

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