Measuring Success: You Measure What Matters

John Thompson, Symantec Corporation

Thompson says that at Symantec, they measure what matters. Every one at Symantec knows what is being measured and managed and how they should behave in the contest. He stresses that in today’s environment, it is not about managing results but about leading teams across a company. Managing implies you know what the outcome is that you want, and leading implies that you are going to inspire people to do things that they didn’t think they could do, he says. In conclusion, Thompson reiterates that a company should measure what matters and reward people handsomely for the results.