It is sooooo nice to be out of metrics hell

My last employer ruled its sales team by metrics.  50 “dials” (I hate that word) a day, 1-2 meetings a day, etc. each and every day.  The COO of a billion dollar company looked at these metrics every single day – who is meeting these metrics, who is not?  It takes all strategy out of it, and makes the job absolute hell, like working on a factory line but with the added pressure of quota.  In good times, this might be okay, since the frenzied buying can hide a lack of strategy, but they have really been suffering this past year.  Meanwhile, I am sooooo glad to be out of that hell.

Advertisements
It is sooooo nice to be out of metrics hell

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s