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Values, Value and Metrics

There’s an old saw that goes, ‘that which gets measured gets rewarded, that which gets rewarded gets done.

If you work this back I think you measure what you value and what you value is tied to your values.

In my experience people’s values are mostly held subconsciously.

We go along day by day with our values operating in the background and they only move into our consciousness when something happens to offend them.

Even then most of us don’t seem to be conscious of what our particular values are or why we have them.

On the other hand when something happens that runs contrary to our values (consciously held or otherwise) we’re very clear we have been violated.

All of this ruminating is to encourage people to bring their values out into the light of day and explore them.

Why do you feel the way you do about certain things?

How do your feeling impact the things you value and as such measure and as such reward and do?

I’m going to write about some of mine.

I’d be interested to hear about some of yours.


><(("> Gayle Turner

Gayle is a ><(("> Team Member at Catch Your Limit, a consulting firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. To learn more, visit

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