In the last post, we walked through the importance of a guidepost statement that the team looks to for guidance, in the absence of clarity.
The next step in our journey to creating a modern set of measures is to make sure you have a set of “guiding principles.”
Guiding principles are the foundations you set as you build the measurement framework for your team. These guiding principles help you select the measures by which your team judges the success of their collaboration, processes, and initiatives.
Notice I said how “your team judges its success,” not how you judge them. That leads me to the first guiding principle I find especially effective in motivating teams to do great work: Measures are for teams, not managers.
What do I mean by that?