Faster Than 20

experiment platform

You Are What You Track

January 7, 2019 – February 22, 2019

How might we...

  • How might we track our impact?

Hypothesis

We’re doing better than we think we are

Design

Start an internal blog where we log success stories related to the DIY Strategy / Culture toolkits.

Import data we already have.

Commit to logging new stories regularly.

Metrics

Number of stories (imported + new).

Make meaning together of the data.

Learnings

I imported 24 posts.

Within the experiment time frame, I posted 4 posts, Amy posted one.

Afterward (through August 2019), I posted 20 posts, Amy posted one.

Both of Amy’s posts were at my urging; she told me those stories during meetings, and I asked her to write them up.

Simply having the shared accountability motivated me to track more. But I already had at least some muscles for tracking, which helped. Amy didn’t have this foundation, she didn’t track on her own, and she didn’t read my posts. That made me lose motivation to track here, and it’s a higher bar for me to record here than it was on Bear. So I’m switching back to Bear.

As far as the original hypothesis, however, I think this definitely supported it. Tracking really helps you see the impact that you’re having much more than if you just hear the stories. It’s its own muscle, but it’s worth it.

Decisions

Migrate these records back into Bear, and keep tracking.

Questions

Accountable Eugene
Team Eugene, Amy
Documents
Modified April 1, 2020

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