Friday, March 23, 2007

Idea Percolation Metric

Obviously, as Judy's Book CEO, part of Andy's job is to set direction for the rest of us to execute.

I maintain that Andy has lots of great ideas all the time (although he modestly says: "I don't know about that") - some of which we grab and run with, and others that, at least temporarily, fall by the wayside.

Yesterday, I asked Andy if, in his view, A) the team dropped the ball too much on executing his ideas, B) he didn't follow up on ideas enough, C) we chased too many ideas at once or D) we had the correct level of idea filtering in place.

We agreed that we are doing a good job modulating focus at the moment - but, wait for it, the situation may change in the future.

And, the important thing is just asking organizational diagnostic questions like this on a regular basis - not necessarily what the answer is.

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