Some economists and journalists looking for a passing story bemoaned statistics revealing a lack of productivity increase over a stated period of time.

Is this really a problem?

Whatever your job, whether in a business or church or other organization, do you feel that you have productivity metrics?

  • Number of meetings attended
  • Number of memos sent
  • Number of articles written

Maybe what is more important is fewer meetings that actually accomplish an objective. Maybe it is effective communication that clearly explains or motivates change. Maybe something written with more depth and less gloss.

Are you working on a really big and juicy problem? Those take time to solve. That may not look good on your productivity chart. It may be really important work.

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