Observations, deductions and feelings fueled by tequila, tea and tobacco

Measuring Work

In Corporate Life, Management & Leadership, My Life on January 10, 2008 at 12:24

The biggest hurdle at work is not learning how to do work. The biggest hurdle, in my opinion, is learning how to measure work effort – in time and money.

As an enterprising worker, this is of paramount importance to help me define how much work I can safely take on and deliver. And to answer the perennial query from managers – ‘By When’.

As a manager, this is equally important when it comes down to delegating work, conducting performance reviews and detailing work requirement.

As a salesman, this is the core of my work – measuring work requirement and providing estimates on time and cost.

The worst part is, while I can work & study hard to steepen my learning curve on other work deliverables, measuring work is one area of work where its only the experience that seems to help.

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