Do you know anyone with this approach to performance management?
Actually, it doesn’t work.
I am a serving Police Inspector and systems thinker.
I am passionate about doing the right thing in policing. I dislike numerical targets and unnecessary bureaucracy.
No, but I will keep pressing the button on a pedestrian crossing until the box realises I’m in a hurry and changes it to the green man for me. That works 🙂
I like to smile sweetly and offer bribes (usually promise of some good quality electricity) to the traffic lights to change. I find that, eventually, the lights are motivated by the prospect of some fancy electric and do then change. So it clearly works – that’s science, that is!
Reminded me of an article I read on the BBC not long ago … http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23869955 which mentioned ‘placebo buttons’! The button is there merely to give the pedestrian the illusion of control …