"If you can measure it, someone will," he says, "and that somebody should be you."
He constantly takes screenshots of his work, and everything he does -- every meeting, every document he creates, every Tweet he sends, every file he shares, every screenshot he takes -- is logged in Google Calendar, providing him with a timeline and his entire work life. If you ask him what he did on a particular day, he can tell you with great precision.
The first aim, he says, was to get a real sense of what he was sharing online. "If Klout is going to try to measure you, you should at least try to measure yourself," he says. Then it progressed from there.
Soon, Dancy says, companies will start tracking their employees in much the same way he tracks himself. They have no choice. "Enterprise needs new measurements of success for knowledge workers. Today's knowledge work is measured in really inappropriate ways," he says.
In the end, it's worth it. "I can look at some things as pure data," he says. "That dehumanizes me in some ways, but it also helps me detach and deal with difficult people. I used to be always thinking about what I was going to say next instead of listening to people."
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