Outcomes vs. Effort

  • January 26, 2016
  • Scott

Linkedin vsI love this post from Tom Goodwin, on a radical change in how we work, by focusing on outcomes, not busyness. In its most simplistic form, this is “work smarter, not harder”. But Tom steers away from those stereotypes and draws from some of my favorite industry examples to make a point:

By my calculations, of the entire global phone market, Apple makes 94% of the profit, Samsung makes around 3%.

It’s not for lack of effort, in a typical year Samsung launches 45 new phones, yet Apple will launch one.

[…] I’d proffer that the Apple “War room” is a group of people trying to make the products better, not finding something inane to squeeze past legal during the Superbowl.

The posit: that Apple is working on things that matter, not just trying hard to stay busy.  And if companies can be defined by what they don’t do… can people be defined the same way?  And is that as important as defining people by what they do?

It’s a good read. 



Related Posts
  • June 13, 2019
  • Ariana

Join us on June 27th at 11 am EST for a webinar with iGrafx, myInvenio & BP3 to discuss the Robotics Journ...

  • May 31, 2019
  • Ariana

BP3 will be sponsoring the Austin Technology Council's Leadership Dinner on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This eve...

  • April 16, 2019
  • Lance

If you have been thinking about automation or performing small pilots, now is the time to get very serious abo...