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Tag Archives: binary comparisons
We like actual evidence, don’t we? Then don’t be like the guy on the right!
Imagine having a rich resource of useful information at your fingertips, but then deliberately ignoring most of it for no logical reason whatsoever… No, I don’t understand either. Poster: Binary conversation
Due to the popularity of my last ‘poster’ blog, here’s another… You can download a pdf of the poster here: Weak excuses for using binary comparisons. Enjoy 😉
After all the heavy news coverage of recent days about the adverse impact of numerical targets within policing (e.g. PASC findings and the Metropolitan Police Federation report), I thought I’d lighten the mood with a #StickChild poster for you to laugh … Continue reading
Sometimes when Stick Child and his friends are out playing, they see an old man walking his dog. They call this man ‘The Weather Man’, because he always asks the stick children to help him predict the weather. He asks … Continue reading
Over the last few weeks, our little friend Stick Child has been doing a really interesting school project about a thing called variation. Not everyone knows about variation. His project is called: “Understanding Variation (For the Very Young or Pathologically … Continue reading
‘Year-to-date’ figures are often used in performance frameworks, both in the public and private sectors. In policing, ‘year-to-date’ figures are regularly used to track the number of reported crimes at any given point in the year, supposedly as an indicator of whether the police … Continue reading
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