How do I measure #people #development?

A great article written by Michael Ballè 

What is the metric for people development?

I have to admit that I’m stumped on this one. It’s a very good question. We know that what gets measured gets done. So if we argue that developing people is a manager’s number one responsibility, it makes sense to have a metric.

On the other hand, we also know that metrics are good at measuring output, but not outcomes. Studies show that the best way to stop your kid from learning a second language is to reward them for good grades – being narrowly rewarded, people shift from deep interest in the subject to deep interest in getting the grade, never mind the topic. Should we have a metric for people development?

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