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Do you know anyone with this approach to performance management? Actually, it doesn’t work.
Quiz time! Have a go at the challenge below. In each case, select answer ‘a’ or answer ’b’ in response to the question, “Which is better?” Question 1 a) “Can I have a cup of tea please?” b) “Can I have … Continue reading
There is a technique which some people seem to think is capable of winning any argument – even when faced with a compelling and well-evidenced line of reasoning. To fully appreciate the unparalleled awesomeness of this tactic, you have to see it … Continue reading
I’ve just got back from America, and because I don’t have the ability to switch off the systems thinking part of my brain, I kept noticing ‘systemsy’ stuff whilst I was there, so I thought I’d share a few observations … Continue reading
…is a phrase I often use when talking about measuring stuff in performance systems. Although I deride arbitrary numerical targets at every turn, I genuinely believe it’s essential to measure things, as long as they are the right things. So, … Continue reading
***Warning – if you are a small child do not read all the way to the end of this post*** Well it must be that festive time of year again as all things Christmassy are starting to appear everywhere around me. … Continue reading
These imposing monolithic structures, silhouetted against the moody twilight sky, are silos. Actual silos. Not theoretical silos in a book about organisational structures or systems design, but vast, towering, dirty, functional, tangible silos, silently displacing thousands upon thousands of cubic metres of … Continue reading
GRUDGE MATCH!! In the red corner: “Our people are our greatest asset”. “The people ARE the system”. In the blue corner: “94% of performance comes from the system; 6% from the people”. Which is better? There’s only one way to … Continue reading
In no particular order… 1. A London bus has been found in Antarctica. 2. Numerical targets don’t cause dysfunctional behaviour. 3. A World War Two bomber was once photographed on the moon. 4. League tables are a statistically robust method of comparing peers. … Continue reading