A system administrator at Slashdot wants to know what units of measurement he should use to document his team's productivity to the Pointy-Haired Boss. While the question was pretty tongue-in-cheek, it got us wondering: how do you decide whether you've accomplished a lot or too little on a given day? Many answers will depend on what your role is at work, but some things will be universal. Give it up in the comments.
How Do You Measure Productivity at Work?
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