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Blogs: Measurement is repetitive, off-key music in the learning community.

August 15, 2011 16:25 by jllorens

(From CLO Magazine) Our world — and the world of work — is changing fast. I realize some of you may not even know what a vinyl record is, let alone why the phrase “sounding like a broken record” is relevant, but bear with me as we waltz down memory lane — music pun intended. This is my way of sharing a once familiar metaphor that has been made obsolete by the digital age, but is appropriate for a discussion of the importance of metrics for the CEO.

For those who have never heard music played on a phonograph, sometimes the record player’s needle would get stuck in a crack of the vinyl surface on a broken record. The result would be a continuous repeating of the same few bars of music.

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