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Do you know anyone with this approach to performance management? Actually, it doesn’t work.
…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
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
This beast is the legendary Scoobmeister. Some of you may even have seen it in real life if you’ve been particularly lucky. Anyway, I think it’s great. “And your point is, Simon..?” you might be thinking. Well it’s this – over … Continue reading
What’s this? These strange lights were seen above my house last night. (Well, sort of…) It’s actually a photo of a lightning bolt stretching across the sky from left to right, as seen through the eyes of someone who only understands … Continue reading
Okay, so you’ve seen the light and realised that numerical targets are bad for you and those around you. You want to give them up, but you’ve been using them for years. How do you overcome the cravings that you … Continue reading
If you’re ever talking about performance and you hear any of these phrases coming out of your mouth… “…compared to this time last year / last month / last week / the average / the target / the other department, team or … Continue reading
As I go about my formal and informal research into the effects of target-driven performance management, I regularly have conversations with people at all levels of organisations. One thing I’ve found is that the people at the very top of … Continue reading