Bicycles, Goalous and Me – A Nutrient Named Feedback

by | Jun 29, 2021 | Casestudy, Motivation  | 0 comments

Hello. I’m Furuyama, an engineer.
My hobby is to ride a bicycle.
It’s not a leisurely ride, but a race where I compete for time.


If you want to win a race, you need to train hard.
What is the secret to effective training?
I think the key to effective training is to be able to see the results of your training in proper numbers.
Aside from biking, I’m sure many of you have experienced dieting.
It’s hard to lose weight, and it’s even harder to lose weight when you can’t see the results of your daily workouts.
So, what is the numerical goal for a cyclist who participates in races?
Is it the time it takes to ride the same section? This is true, but a bicycle is a very wind-sensitive vehicle.
It’s hard to translate your daily effort into a numerical value when the wind speed is different, and even more so when the conditions are completely different, such as a tailwind and a headwind.

In fact, in the world of cycling, there is a concept called FTP, which stands for Functional Threshold Power.
It stands for Functional Threshold Power, and it is the maximum power you can produce for one hour divided by your body weight.
(Weight is very important in the world of cycling because the heavier you are, the harder it is to accelerate even with the same power.)
By the way, in my prime, I was around 3w/kg (w… (w…watts) in my prime. This is not so low, but it is not high either.
If you are a top professional, it is more like 5w/kg. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I honestly don’t think it’s the same person.
I’m so proud of the pros.

In reality, it is too hard to row as hard as you can for an hour, so the most common method is to row for 20 minutes and use 95% of the calculated value as your FTP.
In reality, even 20 minutes of rowing at full power is hopeless, but since the results of training are clearly shown in the numbers, you can work hard with this as your motivation.

Main topic

Now that I’ve rambled on, let’s see what happens when we translate this to work.
I think that having appropriate feedback on your daily work is the key to increasing your motivation.
What do you think?
Do you get appropriate feedback on the work you put your sweat and toil into creating?
I think it’s common to get feedback only once, at the end of the term, at the time of evaluation.
Will you be able to use this as motivation to work harder in the next term?
Not for me, at least.
To put it bluntly, I need more carrots.
I need motivation to keep running, and I need it more often.

Feedback Activation Tool Goalous fulfills this need.
You can share your daily work with the organization you belong to and get instant feedback.
You can also get a clear picture of the work of people in your organization that you don’t normally interact with, and give them feedback. It’s a two-way street.

A tool that can send an unprecedented feedback culture to your organization.
Goalous, what do you think?