Are productivity measures necessary? I’ve been struggling with reporting productivity up the chain. They’re freaking out, largely because they follow the Hand’s on Throat management style and I follow the Gettin’ Shit Done method. I know what needs to get done, I parse tasks out to my team, and we deliver on time and budget. Our productivity should be 1, or 100, or whatever is awesome, but I’d be forced to dance if I reported numbers like that.
An article by Fernando Doglio got me thinking. I know my team’s productivity is high, but does the number even matter if we are delivering on time and budget?