Do or do not…there is no try.Yoda to Luke Skywalker The Empire Strikes Back
Some places measure effort in working hours. Others on a series of objective and subjective measures. All of this begs the question; is effort important?
Effort is measurable and valuable in one area, improvement. Improvement is change in measurable output. Sales went from X to Y…unit production went from X units/ hour to Y units per hour. This helps those people with potential who get off to a slower start, but may well prove valuable to the company in the future.