Thanksgiving Measures

Once again, performance management invades my personal life:

Input Measures
Three extended families including 17 adults, 4 kids, and a dog
Entirely too much money spent at Whole Foods
Countless hours in the kitchen over several days 

Output Measures
A 20 (!) pound turkey, plump and juicy
15 side dishes of every description
6 awesome deserts (pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie, chocolate cake, cupcakes, and cookies)
0 broken stemware or china

Outcome Measures
22 overfed people (including the dog)
At least 2 more potential meals from leftovers 

Impact
Loosening of my belt and a much-needed nap. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

2 Responses to Thanksgiving Measures

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  2. […] days off I took for Thanksgiving is partly responsible; given the low readership of the Thanksgiving measures post from a few years ago, I wasn’t inspired to try a repeat.  To compensate, I’ve been […]

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