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The Performance Perspectives Blog: Encouraging words from The Hurt Locker's wins
Delaney Turner 270002T14M firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  cognos bi_champions_kit innovation_center performance_management
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Of all the post-Oscar coverage I read yesterday, one sentence stood out. It came from Slate writer Dana Stevens, remarking on the significance of The Hurt Locker's surprise Best Picture win over the heavily-favored Avatar:
[Director Kathryn] Bigelow's victory makes it seem like hard work is worthwhile, because someday someone will recognize it, no matter how loudly that [person] at the center table is talking about himself.
In a separate interview, Bigelow told Slate: "I knew this was a story I wanted to tell, I thought [screenwriter Mark Boal's] reporting was extraordinary, and I thought the script was great."
If you've yet to gain any recognition for your efforts, take these words to heart. Many of our clients start out with the same level of excitement about the potential of performance management. But rolling out a deployment is hard work. Often, it means working for a long time with little to no recognition. It means fighting for attention against higher-profile, better-funded projects. Yet they carry on because they know it's worthwhile and they believe the benefits to be great. And sometimes, with the right help, their efforts are indeed rewarded.
If you're stuck in a stalled deployment, our Innovation Center and BI Champion's Kit have resources to help.
As a bonus, OnlineMBA posted an interesting infographic of the film industry. It's been making the rounds:
Via: Online MBA