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How Do Most Managers Measure Productivity? Hours in the Office or Results?

How Do Most Managers Measure Productivity? Hours in the Office or Results?

by Frank Roche on December 17, 2009

in Management

In this video titled Come Early, Leave Late, Vinnie asks how most managers measure productivity. Is it about putting in the hours? Is it results? And what’s the right question to ask?

This is one to talk about. Please leave a comment on your view of employee productivity. Is it different from what your manager thinks? Have you seen people get promoted just because they had lots of office time without a lot of results? (Ugh, I hate when that happens.)

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Today’s video is from KnowHR contributor Vincent Ferrari. Vinnie’s not in HR. He’s a regular working guy. Smart, tech-savvy, straight shooter (he lives in the Bronx — the nice part — but it’s the Bronx, and they call people on BS), and a friend of ours. We’re delighted to have Vinnie’s thoughts here at KnowHR. He’s going to start writing as a regular contributor to this site. You can also follow him on Twitter @vincenzof and at his blog Insignificant Thoughts. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about the straight shooter part!

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