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Alignment Accounting

August 29, 2018 – September 28, 2018
Photo by Jim Bauer. CC BY-ND 2.0. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lens-cap/9053023999/

How might we...

  • How might we achieve the right balance between task and process work?

Hypothesis

Logging our group activities regularly will help us find the right balance between task and process work.

Design

  1. Create a spreadsheet for tracking task vs process activities
  2. Use it for a month
  3. Iterate

Metrics

This is a hypothesis-generating experiment. It should help us make an educated guess about how much time we should be spending on process work (e.g. aligning around goals, discussing team culture) vs task work (i.e. getting shit down). We’ll see what hypotheses come out of this first iteration, then decide on more performance-oriented metrics.

Learnings

This experiment was a fail. Wasn’t able to recruit anyone, and didn’t do it myself.

However, I got good feedback from Renee, who really reinforced for me the challenge and mindset of not feeling like you have time for anything other than “the work.” Asking these folks to spend 15-30 minutes / week tracking was a challenging ask.

Decisions

Put this to bed for now.

Questions

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