The dangers of performing to a metric

By Brian DeLucia

In business, we constantly talk about metrics and measuring against them constantly.

In the corporate world, it is quarterly reporting.

In government, it is a few indices.

While measuring results is important, it is also dangerous if it promotes negative behaviors.  And that is exactly what is happening within the corporate world and within our society.

We are also making short-term decisions to meet metrics for the wrong reasons and oppressing the development of our people.

Get back to investing in our people and not spreadsheets.

 

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