What is your impact?

Do you think you could measure your organization's effectiveness?  I'm not talking about moving the needle for the benefit of your company but rather, what contribution has your organization, team, product, service, employees, made to the community.  What effect have your efforts had on others? 

Sure, we are used to measuring efficiencies, earnings before taxes, sales increases, revenue per employee, and on and on... Can you look back on the last 2 years, 5 years, 20 years and track the net effect of your personal contributions, the contributions of your employees and colleagues in context with the greater community.  

Kickstarter has had a profound net effect in its brief history.  Read more here and maybe you can think about how your contributions might add up...