The missionaries in our mission have been given fascinating instructions in the past year. They have been told to quit emphasizing the total number of contacts and discussions (a disproportionate percentage of which have been first discussions) and start focusing on being better teachers of the Gospel - even if that means teaching fewer lessons. In fact, they were told that they should expect a decrease in total discussions. They aren’t tracking first discussions any more but rather those things that indicate progress - those who allow the missionaries to return, those who read the Book of Mormon, those who attend church, etc.
I love the new directive.