Over recent months many of us have become accustomed to politicians and scientists telling us about the R value for COVID-19.
A thought occurred to me today, what if we defined the R value for various aspects of business life.
What would the R value for email in you place of work tell you?
How about an R value for meetings? Imagine an R value of greater than 1 for meetings, would that be a good thing?
Would the overall R value for interactions during project start-up be helpful? Would a low R value indicate that your start-up has a problem?
What would an overall R value of less than 1 for interactions tell you about employee engagement?
What if an enterprise-social-media platform displayed the R value for a thread? Would you avoid threads with a high R value?
Does the same question apply to our use of technology in our personal lives? What would your R value be for Facebook comments?
Header Image: Taking in the view after a late summer swim at Loughrigg Tarn.