ManagementSpeak: I’m not worried about that. We’re all pros and we can figure this out.
Translation: I don’t have the slightest idea how to solve it. That’s your problem.
David Reed joins the KJR Club as a result of his ability to figure out what management euphemisms really mean.
Speaking of metrics, and their limitations, here’s a biggie: You can’t measure the results of any path you didn’t take.
The ramifications are enormous whether it’s public policy, business strategy, or your own day-to-day management decisions. While we don’t know, will never know, and in fact can’t know the outcome of the alternatives we didn’t pursue, we still have to choose between engaging in post mortem analysis and denying its value.