Why Binary Comparisons are Really Silly

Imagine having a rich resource of useful information at your fingertips, but then deliberately ignoring most of it for no logical reason whatsoever…

Binary conversation

No, I don’t understand either.

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About InspGuilfoyle

I am a serving Police Inspector and systems thinker. I am passionate about doing the right thing in policing. I have a big problem with numerical targets, unnecessary bureaucracy, and anything else that stops police officers from providing the best possible service. I believe that by adopting a systems approach, policing can be transformed beyond the wildest expectations of many.
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2 Responses to Why Binary Comparisons are Really Silly

  1. Billy says:

    Hi Simon, Very sensible as usual but there’s a long way to go before others will be convinced –
    have a look at this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-27286539
    For “specific targets” read “some arbitrary percentage increase/decrease on last year”. Despite years spent trying to convince the NI Policing Board that targets are of no real use and can actually be counter productive, we now have Auditors telling us how to monitor and improve police performance.
    Keep up the good work. Some of us are listening.

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