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“You Get What You Measure”

You get what you measure. That’s another well-known truth in business organizations. When you want a particular kind of outcome (say, increased customer base for a lagging product), you require your workers to measure that outcome and report the results. The effect is that workers focus on improving their measurements – sometimes to the detriment […]

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The Resurrection of Voc-Ed

Imagine telling your high school students that they need to be preparing for vocational school after they graduate high school. For some, that would be telling them something they already knew. Once they’re out of high school, they’ll learn a trade — auto repair, welding, plumbing, long-haul trucking. That’s what they expect and that’s what […]