If you like novels but need to look serious on the plane, try reading the entertaining book, “The Three Signs of a Miserable Job,” and learn a new word: Immeasurement.
Among the three signs of a miserable job are:
1. Anonymity: human beings are social animals and need to be understood and appreciated for their unique qualities
2. Irrelevance: Everyone needs to know that their job matters, to someone.
3. Immeasurement: Employees need to be able to gauge their progress and level of contribution for themselves.
We found the last one to be the key for misery and mediocrity. Indeed, how do you know if you are doing well if you have no measures?
This is exactly why we built Harver Reference. So today, if you are a manager, you can push the 360 Checkup feature to your team to get a personal confidential view of their performance. If you want to use it personally, just invite yourself!