I think a large part of how we answer this question will be based on how we interpret this question. Are we to judge a manager on the ROI of the investments they CHOOSE or are we talking about judging a manager on the ROI of the entire company (division, whatever unit they are in charge of). There is a distinct difference here and it all ties back to our first DQ this week – which of these two is the manager really able to control and have an impact on? The investments they choose, I would think, heck yes. Now, the division as a whole? Perhaps they can control that, but in my experience, not always. Depending on how the organization is structured, sometimes there are a lot of decisions made for us (top-down). So depending on how the org is structured and how we interpret this question, I would say we could have a very wide variety of answers!!!

Group, your thoughts?