Last in the series…
Most of us were indoctrinated to believe that completing chores is the appropriate measure of productivity.
“I did all my homework.”
Doing all your homework is a measure for industrial bosses.
But what, precisely, did your homework ever do for you?
The actual measures of productivity that might be useful range quite a bit:
I did enough to not get fired.
I did enough to get promoted.
I did enough to get hired by a better firm.
I solved a problem for a customer who was frustrated.
I changed the system and now my peers are far more productive.
I invented something that creates new possibilities and new problems.
I created new assets that I can use (and others can as well).
I didn’t waste today.
Pick your measurement and the impact of your chores will change.