The Tyranny of Metrics
by Jerry Z. Muller
Editor: Princeton University Press
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How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and governmentToday, all types of organizations are governed by the belief that the path to success is the quantification of human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing rewards according to the number of people in the organization.But, in our zeal to instill the evaluation process with scientific rigour, we have gone from measuring performance to fixing on the measurement itself.The result is a tyranny of measures that threaten the quality of our lives and our most important institutions.In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller discovers the damage of our obsession with parameters is at the origin, and shows us how we can begin to solve the problem.Filled with examples of education, medicine, business and finance, government, police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seeming, irresistible pressure to quantify false and distracted performance, whether in encouraging gambling stats “or” teaching to the test “.”It is because what can and cannot be measured is not always measured in terms of value, perhaps not what we want to know, and can attract effort away from the things we hold dear.Along the way, we learn why paying for measured performance does not work, why surgical performance cards can increase deaths, and much more.But metrics can be good when used as a complement rather than a substitute for judgment based on personal experience, and Muller also gives examples of metrics have been beneficial.Complete with a checklist of when and how to use metrics, The Metricsis Tyranny Essential Correction Metricsis for a rarely challenged trend increasingly affects all of us
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